Antique Kalamkari Coat or Robe Hand blocked and painted: C19th Persia
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Kalamkari hand painted and blocked coat or robe from Persia mid 19th century.
The Kalamkari textile used for the coat dates from first half 19th century. Highly decorative it boasts large boteh motifs which run around bottom border of the coat. Chintz motifs decorate the upper chest portion of the coat while smaller scale floral motifs interspersed with exotic birds run down the sleeves.
The coat is fully lined with a block printed cotton. The condition is good, there’s a scattering if small historic mends and some water(?) marks.
Measurements when laid flat:
Across chest 62cm
Across at hip level 58cm
Nape neck - hem 120cm
Sleeve length 54cm