Evening dress Date: Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 58 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett, 1920 Accession Number: b
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Woman's dress . The Kakarh are mountain people, clinging to ancient beliefs. Often they remove the skirt of a draws before selling it, considering it too intimate for others to own. Pieced from several older embroideries, the dress top combines areas of dense stichery with others of fabric, such as satin and gold brocade. Patterns are geometric or stylized floral: black pompoms punctuate the bodice front.