MAN’S BEKASAB ROBE (ATRSC-108)

Uzbekistan. 2nd quarter 20th century


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48” (shoulder to hem) x 70” (cuff to cuff)
Silk warp/black cotton weft bekasab stripe
Applied narrow, woven trim
Russian printed-cotton lining; bekasab facing
Very good original condition
Illustrated in SILK and COTTON page 41

Bekasab (or bekasam) was a heavyweight, handwoven, multicolored striped fabric. It was produced in vast quantities in Uzbekistan. Woven with a silk warp and cotton weft, the surface was usually polished to a high sheen. It was also characterized by a fine horizontal ribbing. Extremely popular, it was a favorite robe material and was worn by everyone – from Khans to the common man, woman, and child.

The men in the bottom photograph are wearing bekasab robes.

If you are interested in this robe please contact Susan Meller.

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