Bukharan man's outfit Late 19th – early 20th century
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