UZBEK MAN'S BEKASAB ROBE (ATRNB-224)

Uzbekistan, 2nd half 20th century


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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.

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Price: $300.00
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