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Antique Lakai Arakhchin

Antique Lakai Arakhchin

Regular price $1,200.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,200.00 USD
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Age: Mid 19th century

Material: Fully hand-embroidered silk, using Lakai Cross-stich method, with silk lining.

Origin and History: “Western Armenia” which refers to eastern parts of Turkey; After being conquered by the Ottomans in the 16th century, the area was then conquered by the Russian Empire and the Armenian population was affected during the widespread massacres of Armenians in the 1890s. The Armenians living in their ancestral lands were exterminated, or deported during the 1915 Armenian genocide. The systematic destruction of Armenian heritage, what is an example of cultural genocide, for over 4000 years destroyed many artisan, traditional textiles, like this “Arakhchin”. Which is why this piece is so rare and valuable.

Dimensions: circumference 21", brim hight 1.9"

Garment Condition Chart

Vintage - Pieces that date as far back as the early 20th century

Very Good - Expected signs of wear, with consideration of the age, but no damage.

Good - Garment shows signs of wear, like small tears, or stains, but overall intact.

Fair - Piece of vintage that is most likely not wearable, but could serve as a fantastic inspiration piece.

Antique - Pieces that date back to the early 20th century, or older, therefor extremely rare and precious. All idiosyncrasies, including wear, mending, stains, and tears are part of the story of the fabric and overall art piece. 

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For now Archive Madeau is only shipping to the US and not offering International shipping.

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Care Instructions

We recommentd drycleaning, or hand-washing for all products.

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