Tiny old ceremonial vest or bib for child - roughly 1-2 years of age
Embroidery & weaving. Selvedges embroidered.
Printed backing cloth.
Estimated to be from the early - mid 1900s
38 cm (width at shoulders) 38 cm (top to bottom)
** I am not very familiar with this category of textiles - so the origin of Karakalpak / Turkmen people is the description that I inherited from the previous owner.
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.