Tuesday, January 15, 2013


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