|Type:||Clothing - Garment|
|Place Made:||Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan|
|Period:||Early to mid 20th century|
|Date:||1920 - 1940|
|Dimensions:||L 159 cm x W 53 cm|
|Techniques:||Warp ikat; plain woven; printed; embroidered; hand-sewn|
|Credit:||Textile Museum of Canada purchase|
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.