The Chapan or also called Khalat or Don was worn in central Asia by both women and men. The coats were perfect for the region with its hot summers and extremely cold winters. BeKasab or also called Bekasam Chapans are coats with striped fabric which has in older times chaining threads made out of silk and filling threads made out of cotton. This Chapan’s inner lining is made out of cotton to protect against the cold.
The purple edging was directly woven into into the piece, a process that is called „loop manipulation“. In any case the edging will protect its wearer against evil spirits. It is customery to give away Chalate as a token of respect. This piece was intended for every day use.
Second quarter 20th century
Outer lining: 100 % Cotton
Inside: Uzbek print, handwoven trim and russian roller print facing
Length: 1,11 m ; from cuff to cuff 1,50 m
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