|Type:||Clothing - Garment|
|Place Made:||Asia: Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Bukhara|
|Period:||Late 19th century|
|Date:||1880 - 1900|
|Dimensions:||L 147 cm x W 319 cm|
|Techniques:||Warp ikat; warp-faced; block printed; hand-sewn; quilted; padded|
|Credit:||Textile Museum of Canada|
Women in Uzbekistan and Northern Afghanistan wore this outdoor veiling garment (paranja) in traditional colours of dark blue, green and grey – colours considered appropriately modest by local tradition. By the end of the 19th century, wealthy women began wearing silk ikat and striped fabrics (prior to this, only members of the court were allowed), and coats were produced in bright colours – yellow, light blue and even pink.