This cloak (Entari, Antari) is part of a Turkish clothing collection consisting of seven pieces sewn from different materials, all woven and embroidered by hand. The rest of the group includes:
– Striped silk jacket embroidered with zari ZI500640a TURKEY
– Felt jacket embroidered with zari ZI500640b TURKEY
– Striped silk pants embroidered with zari matching with the jacket ZI500640 TURKEY
– Cotton underwear (shirt) ZI500640c TURKEY
– Linen throw ZI500640e TURKEY
– Woolen apron ZI500640f TURKEY
Over 15 years of traveling around Turkey, agent Jade Bréval bought these pieces from shops, small villages, and from people she has met during her travels.
This long Antari was sewn of the same striped material as the jacket and pants in red, orange, blue and gold colours, with an ivory lining. All the edges of the caftan were cut in half-circles, including the medial sides of the sleeve from the elbow to the ends, around the neck opening, the sides of the slit that extends to the ankles, and the two side openings that extend from the hips to the bottom. A golden thread made of (zari) (brisam) was added to all the edges of the Antari, with embroidery following the zari with dark olive colored silk threads (brisam).