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Man's coat (chalat)

W. Turkestan (Bokhara)
about 1850–60s

Object Place: Bokhara, Turkey (Western)


125.7 cm (49 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; ikat

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Silk warp and weft, cotton lining, cotton wool batting and wool trim. The pattern of the silk is predominantly purple with rose, yellow, and light pink; accents of blue and green. There is a silk ikat tie on either side of the front opening, chest high. Several different patterns of cotton comprise the lining: 1) white cotton with pink floral motifs, 2) multi-color striped material applied on the diagonal along the edge of the lining, 3) small rectangles of a white figured red striped ground, placed on either side of the side slits. The trim on the cuffs and the edging is of light green, lavender and white wool made in a tablet weave. The coat is quilted, with a cotton wool batting. Condition: scattering of worm holes, especially in the area of the right front; hem; some open seams, and slits near seams.

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph Randolph Coolidge in memory of Archibald Cary Coolidge