|Luscious 19th century coat from the Bokhara province, located on the Silk Road|
This, from Asian Costumes and Textiles from the Bosphorus to Fujiyama, (Skira editore, Milan, 2001), a book lent to me by the fashion legend, Gloria Sachs. The brocaded Chinese silk robe was made for an Ottoman dignitary. Its embroidered design is a red fruit-like paisley, framed by two white-and-airy paisleys. The lining is a Russian cotton print in a flower-filled paisley. Border trim, inside and out are perfect counterpoint prints for the paisley. All in all, the coat is a four-print smash-up that sings!
And the photo by Mauro Magliani is a dream. JP