Thursday, January 28, 2010
Collecting Textiles from Uzbekistan
A traditional garment, the silk chapan robe, is worn by all Uzbek people on any ceremonious occasion, such as birthdays and weddings). A fringed border is thought to protect the wearer from evil. Elaborate and extensive embroidery on a chapan “implies good luck and wealth.” Intended for cold weather wear, chapans are lined with adras. These garments were traditionally made for high ranking society members such as the Emirs of Bukara.