Man’s silk robe, front opening, of striped fabric which runs vertically on the body of the robe. An additional panel of fabric broadens the robe at either side of the front opening, and a further strip forms a lapel. The sleeves are formed of two separate pieces of cloth with the stripes running round the arm. Small gusset below armpit. A band of simple black embroidery against green above each cuff and along the centre of the lapel, which has a length of red and white looped embroidery along the inner edge of the upper part. Trimmed with red and white braid around the opening, hem and cuffs. Lined mostly with factory-printed cotton cloth, and with brown corduroy around the edges. Afghanistan.
These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.
The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.
If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org