Georgian woman's attire

Late 19th century - Early 20th century

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

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The Jews of Georgia dressed like their neighbors. Until the early 20th century everyone wore traditional dress, with the fabrics and colors differing from one region to another. After the penetration of European influences, traditional garments were reserved mainly for ceremonial occasions. The outfits displayed here were characteristic of the women of Tbilisi; the cut of the coat that emphasizes the waistline is typical of central Asia and can also be seen in the Bukharan garments in the exhibition.

Credit: Purchased through the gift of Baroness Alix de Rothschild, Paris

Gift of Yedida Lahav, Tel Aviv

Purchased through the gift of Bruce Kovner, New York

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  • Title: Georgian woman's attire
  • Date Created: Late 19th century - Early 20th century
  • Location: Tbilisi
  • Type: Woman's dress
  • Rights: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Coat Embroidered silk quilt Dress Silk Head kerchief Tulle, cotton-thread embroidery Forehead band and hair piece Silk and metal-thread embroidery on silk velvet, curly sidelocks
  • Culture: Bar'am-Ben Yossef, No'am; Assaf-Shapira, Efrat