Attire of a woman from Iraqi Kurdistan
Early 20th century
The dominant colors of Jewish clothing in Iraqi Kurdistan were violet and green. Women wore a dress, overbodice, coat, trousers, and a wrap.
The sleeves of the dress were particularly long, as they had triangular additions at their ends that protruded from under the coat, giving it a winged effect. The triangles were knotted at the nape and were let down during dances.
Married woman’s wrap (charuk)
Cotton satin, silk-thread embroidery
Purchased through the gift of Joseph Boxenbaum, Herzliya
Accession number: B67.0374, B77.0095, B76.0141, B79.0669