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.