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Name of Object:

Robe

Location:

Doha, Qatar

Holding Museum:

Museum of Islamic Art

Date:

Hegira 7th-8th century / AD late 13th-14th century

Type of object:

Textile

Museum Inventory Number:

CO.112

Period / Dynasty:

Mongol

Provenance:

Central Asia

Description:

The cut of this male garment is typically Mongol with its full skirt for riding, its broad wrap-over, the extremely long sleeves and waist support made of silk cords. The textile itself worked with metal threads has a design with small medallions enclosing the images of djeiran, lion and lotus. Such garments made of cloth of gold were worn by the highest ranks of Mongol society. Nomads of Central Asia treasured textiles and used them to convey status.

Citation of this web page:

 "Robe" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;qt;Mus21;6;en&id=clothing_and_costume

MWNF Working Number: QT 06

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