Reversible Cotton & Silk Samarkand Embroidered Jackect
Limited one only piece
C h a p a n , k a f t a n , r o b e , j a c k e t – known under different names long, wide, loose-fitting
coats adorned with intricate threading and embroidery in a variety of colours and patterns were
traditionally worn in Central Asia. Embroidery was the most widespread fancywork of Uzbek women.
By tradition, girls and women were engaged in the embroidery. In the 19th century there were
several centres of artistic embroidery such as Nurata, Bukhara, Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Tashkent
and Fergana. Large circular motifs on the jacket represent the sun and the moon and derive from
ancient Zoroastrian cosmological symbols. Ikat silk "botum" motif, shaped like a teardrop or almond,
signifies abundance. Red pomegranate colour traditionally symbolises wealth and high social status.
|Crafting Technique:||Samarkand Suzani embroidery|
|Materials:||Silk Chiffon, cotton|
|Care :||Dry Clean Only|