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Bukharan man's outfit

<b>Bukharan man's outfit</b>

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

Jewish Art and Life

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.