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Shirin Neshat @Women of Allah

Shirin Neshat @Women of Allah

A tour of the sights and smells of the new little museum in Berkeley, Calif.

The artisanal fragrance maker Mandy Aftel will let you in for only an hour, to inhale aromas ancient and modern, and send you out with scented keepsakes.

19th Century Central Asia

Maps of Russian History

Prosperous urban men wore brilliantly colored ikat khalats. Wearing more than one coat indicated a man’s status and prosperity, and wealthy men might wear as many as five to greet important guests, with the finest velvet robe on top. Hierarchically based clothing regulations restricted the use of robes embroidered with gold thread or made from the rare baghmal to the ruler; lesser dignitaries used imported fabrics, and those in the lower ranks and merchants used shahi or adras ikats.

Prosperous urban men wore brilliantly colored ikat khalats. Wearing more than one coat indicated a man’s status and prosperity, and wealthy men might wear as many as five to greet important guests, with the finest velvet robe on top. Hierarchically based clothing regulations restricted the use of robes embroidered with gold thread or made from the rare baghmal to the ruler; lesser dignitaries used imported fabrics, and those in the lower ranks and merchants used shahi or adras ikats.

Atlas ikat: the fine, dense, colorful warp yarns literally cover or obscure the less dense, solid-colored, usually white or red, weft yarns. Often about 7m long ranging from 24-26cm in width.

Atlas ikat: the fine, dense, colorful warp yarns literally cover or obscure the less dense, solid-colored, usually white or red, weft yarns. Often about 7m long ranging from 24-26cm in width.