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Festival ensemble

Description: Festival outfit of the Boysun Tribe, Surxondaryo (Surkhandarya) Province, southern Uzbekistan. a ) Dress of maroon silk with multicolored cotton Suzani-style embroidered floral designs. Knee-length(+/-), with slight v-neckline and collar. Slight gathers/pleats into yoke just below neckline. Embroidery in panels/sections over much of the garment, with white scrolling vine forms, green leaf forms, blue, yellow, and white "snowflake"/roundel motifs, green, red, orange, pink, and white plant forms. Scattered multicolored sequins within some of the embroidery. 3/4-length sleeves with same decoration. Yoke with lining of off-white cotton. Main body of garment unlined. Hem appears to either have been let down, or come out. No labels or tags in garment. b ) Headscarf of woven ikat in blue, yellow, maroon, and off-white. Rectangular, with fringe at narrow ends. To be wrapped around the head in a turban-like fashion. 16 1/4" wide x 68" long w/out fringe. No labels or tags. c ) Chirpy. Jacket-like head cover of thin cotton(?) fabric woven with vertical stripes of pink, yellow, red, green, blue, pale purple, etc. Center front opening with no closures, edged with embroidered band with green outer stripes, reddish inner stripes, and central band of black with scrolling forms in white and orange. Vertical bands from yoke to about waist of groups of triangles in rust, green, purple, blue, yellow, black, white, and pink, a band of checker-board in black, rectangular sections with extending "crosses" in same colors as triangles, and black embroidered "zig-zag" band with "blossoms" extending from zigs on one side, in various colors. Hem is unfinished. At back are hanging panels evolved from the sleeves that hung in back when a real jacket was worn as head-cover. The back panels are tapering rectangles, and are joined about mid-back by thin black tie. "Sleeves" with embroidery as front, with additional bands …
Date: 1960/2000
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Tun Chapan ensemble

Description: a) Tun Chapan (robe). Silk robe of ikat in reds, yellows, purples, and white. Mid- or longer length. Collarless. Long sleeves. Opens at front, with no closure. Neckline edged with a pink/purple band with over-stitching in dark blue of diamond design. Neckline, opening, cuffs, and hem edged with thin black band ornamented with white over-stitching in ovals/diamonds. Inner thick padded for winter, torso lined with red cotton cloth printed with multi-colored stylized floral designs, sleeves lined with yellow cotton fabric printed with white and reddish pattern of small blossoms and groups of circles arranged in a diamond shape. Ikat design of robe is of vertical stripes, with sections of thin yellow, blue, and red stripes that are primarily "solid" alternating with wide vertical stripes of red and purple which display the white ikat motifs in white. No labels in garment. The following items are part of the ensemble, but are not housed with the hanging robe, and have separate records: b) Neck piece. long, vertical rectangle with 3 columns of silver pieces c) Hat w/beads and multi-colored tassels d) Hair decoration (soch pupok)
Date: 1960/2000
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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