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A green ceremonial chrype. Tekke, mid 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

embroidered in silks with tulips and guls, with vestigial sleeves - Estimate £4,000 - £6,000 . Price Realized £4,375

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A yellow silk chrype (ceremonial robe) . Tekke, 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

embroidered with star-burst flowers and serrated palmette flowers, wth residual sleeves tipped in red satin, with fringed hem - Estimate £2,000 - £4,000. Price Realized £1,875

Notes: Yellow silk robes are reserved for married women of the Tekke tribe. This kind of robe was worn over the head for celebrations such as weddings.

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A robe (khalat).. Bokhara, 20th Century.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

woven with white motifs against an aubergine ground - Estimate £1,000 - £1,200. Price Realized £1,250

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A purple velvet wedding robe. Ottoman, 1880s.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

embroidered with gilt flowers and scrolling foliage and tassels - Estimate £1,000 - £1,200. Price Realized £1,250

IChristie's. ndian & Islamic Works of Art and Textiles, 8 October 2010, London, South Kensington www.christies.com