Tunic (Aba), mens, silk / metallic thread, maker unknown, Syria, late nineteenth century

Made in Syria, Late 19th century.

Tunic (Aba), mens, silk / metallic thread, maker unknown, Syria, late nineteenth century.

Handwoven aba or man’s tunic of weft faced plain weave construction, with seams at shoulder level and horizontal centre. The armholes and top seam have been bound with an overstitch, plait style in green thread. The tunic is in green silk with a woven geometric pattern in gold and silver metallic thread highlighted with scarlet and purple silk. The neck edge is embroidered in couched gold thread and tambou...

Summary

A9650
Tunic (Aba), mens, silk / metallic thread, maker unknown, Syria, late nineteenth century.

Handwoven aba or man's tunic of weft faced plain weave construction, with seams at shoulder level and horizontal centre. The armholes and top seam have been bound with an overstitch, plait style in green thread. The tunic is in green silk with a woven geometric pattern in gold and silver metallic thread highlighted with scarlet and purple silk. The neck edge is embroidered in couched gold thread and tamboured green silk.

Dimensions

1400 mm
1300 mm

Production

Aba made in Syria in the late nineteenth century.
Late 19th century

Source

Purchased 1983
15 December, 1983

Cite this Object

Tunic (Aba), mens, silk / metallic thread, maker unknown, Syria, late nineteenth century 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 June 2017, <https://ma.as/205274>
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