Egyptian overcoat. The Binish. Upper garment of scholars and priests.

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Binish. Cloth overcoat with wide sleeves


Binish. Cloth overcoat with wide sleeves, frequently slit below.

The binish, like the kaftan, is spread all over the Near East. Those countries where it is chiefly worn are Egypt, W. Arabia, Syria, Asia Minor, and Turkey. It is the upper garment of scholars and priests. It is usually of a dark or grey color, unlined. Instead of being lined it is faced with quiet colored silk.

W. Gentz Coll.

Source: Oriental costumes, their designs and colors by Max Tilke, L. Hamilton. New York, Brentano 1922.


Note:  Textiles and Embroidery during the Elizabethan and Stuart Periods.

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