shirt / shift
Register 1966: White cotton shirt with assymetrical neck opening and black patterned border round it.
- Found/Acquired: Iran
- (Asia,Middle East,Iran)
- Length: 64 centimetres
- Width: 110 centimetres (across arms)
Register 1966: Iran. "A governor of Yezd decreed that just as the Jews had to wear a torn cap and patched coat the Parsees must wear a patched shirt. Three days were allowed and then the Parsees appeared in these shirts. The Governor laughed and let it pass."
Not on display
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Object reference number: RRM189113
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