Attire of a woman from Iraqi Kurdistan

UnknownEarly 20th century

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The dominant colors of Jewish clothing in Iraqi Kurdistan were violet and green. Women wore a dress, overbodice, coat, trousers, and a wrap. The sleeves of the dress were particularly long, as they had triangular additions at their ends that protruded from under the coat, giving it a winged effect. The triangles were knotted at the nape and were let down during dances.

Credit: Purchased through the gift of Joseph Boxenbaum, Herzliya

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  • Title: Attire of a woman from Iraqi Kurdistan
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Early 20th century
  • Type: Woman's outfit
  • Rights: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Coat: Silk Dress: Silk Overbodice: Silk, cotton, and braided silk cords Married woman's wrap (charuk): Cotton sateen, silk-thread embroidery Head kerchief: Silk
  • Curators: Bar'am-Ben Yossef, No'am; Assaf-Shapira, Efrat


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