44” (shoulder to hem) – 25” (sleeve length shoulder to cuff)
Silk warp/cotton weft handwoven bekasab stripe
Plain cotton lining
Handwoven bekasab facing along bottom of hem and cuff facings
Very good original condition except for two stains visible in photos – one on front near tab, other near back hem; lining has stains
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.
This striking bekasab fabric is finely woven and still retains its original luster and moire finish. It has a Western-syle touch with the addition of an inside pocket and a tab closure.
If you are interested in this robe and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.