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Vintage Uzbek Tunic, Green Embroidered Velvet, L

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We believe that this is a woman's Uzbek dress, but really, have no clue, except that it was purchased in Afghanistan. If you can identify it, please send us a convo.

This is one wild garment! It probably would have had matching pants to go with it. A rich, shiny green velvet shell is host to acrylic embroidery gone wild! The embroidery is all chain stitching and celebrates nature with its colors, swirls and birds. There are even a couple of teapots in there! One cannot wear this unless there is a feeling of happiness, for sure.

It is big and blousy and would fit up to a size 16 (US). It's narrow at the shoulders, so be sure to check the measurements below to be on the safe side. Condition is very good except for a small tear at the neck. I have a feeling someone pushed their head through...

The garment has been machine washed and dried and held up very well.

Estimated age: 1980's

Shoulders: 20.5" (52 cm)
Sleeves: 18" (46 cm)
Center back length 39" (100 cm)
Neck 14" (36 cm)
Waist 56" (142 cm)

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Vintage Uzbek Tunic, Green Embroidered Velvet, L


  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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