Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
Bukharan man's outfit

Overcoat
Silk velvet; couched gilt-, silver-, and silk-thread embroidery

Undercoat
Ikat-dyed silk


Purchase, Schatz Foundation
Accession number: B66.08.1190, B64.11.3890
 
 

The abundance of fabrics that make up the man's colorful apparel reflect the wealth and high standing of the Bukharan merchants. The wide coats - gifts given by emirs to those they favored - were worn one on top of another by Jews and Muslims alike.


Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir