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Male silk banyan with matching cap, Italy, 1720–1730 ©Abegg-Stiftung, CH-3132 Riggisberg (photo: Christoph von Viràg)

Male silk banyan with matching cap, Italy, ©Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg (photo: Christoph von Viràg)

Banyan, Spitalfields, 18th century, altered at a later date. Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Banyan English (Spitalfields) century (remodeled) Object Place: Spitalfields, England Dimensions L: cm Accession Number Medium or Technique Ivory;

Kamerjas van sits met een geel fond en gekleurd bloemornament en rand met crème fond met gekleurde bloem- en bladranken

Cotton Banyan from Bengal, India.

Man's dressing gown, Spain, mid-18th century. Heavy white silk brocaded with silk floss and chenille in a large-scale floral in blue, green and coral. The contrasting silk is a floral brocade with a yellow ground.

Dressing Gown, century Spain Medium: silk Technique: compound weave with brocading and chenille.

Men’s dressing gown, ca. 1707-1720.  From the Victoria & Albert Museum.  In the 18th century, what we now call a dressing gown or a robe was called a nightgown, morning gown or banyan and was something like a light jacket meant to be worn in the mornings and evenings around the house.  This one is inspired by Japanese kimonos and was woven in England.

Men’s dressing gown, ca. From the Victoria & Albert Museum. In the century, what we now call a dressing gown or a robe was called a nightgown, morning gown or banyan and was something.

Kamerjas van sits, samengesteld uit diverse banen, met zeer grote bloemen, vruchten en knoestige takken en meegeschilderde rand

Kamerjas van sits, samengesteld uit diverse banen, met zeer grote bloemen, vruchten en knoestige takken en meegeschilderde rand

Banyan, silk damask woven in China for export, made up in Europe, possibly in Britain or the Netherlands, 1720-1750 (made)

Banyan

Banyan of Chinese blue silk damask, ca. Courtesy Victoria and Albert Museum, CC BY NC.

Banyan (middle), England, c. 1760. Cream brocaded floral silk. On the night the Haitian Revolution begins, Matthieu is wearing one of these, but blue and white striped.

Banyan (middle), England, c. On the night the Haitian Revolution begins, Matthieu is wearing one of these, but blue and white striped.

June 12 2017 at 10:51PM from shewhoworshipscarlin

Banyan: a comfortable loose fitted garment, also known as nightgowns, morning gowns, and dressing gowns

Banyan, 1740-1750, England, Brown wool damask, lined with light brown twill; full sleeves trimmed wit brown velvet; no collar, no front closure; flowers show Chinese influence. Historic New England

Banyan, England, Brown wool damask, lined with light brown twill; no collar, no front closure; flowers show Chinese influence. Historic New England

Man's At-home Robe (Banyan) and Waistcoat, France, circa 1720

Man's At-home Robe (Banyan) and Waistcoat, France, circa Silk satin with silk supplementary-weft patterning.

Man's At-home Robe (Banyan) and Waistcoat France, circa 1720 Costumes; ensembles Silk satin with silk supplementary-weft patterning a) Robe center back length: 29 1/4 in. (74.3 cm); b) Waistcoat center back length: 55 3/4 in. (141.61 cm) Costume Council Fund (M.2010.90a-b)

Man's At-home Robe (Banyan) and Waistcoat France, circa 1720 Costumes; ensembles Silk satin with silk supplementary-weft patterning a) Robe center back length: 29 in. b) Waistcoat center back length: 55 in.

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