Blouse with Badla Embroidery (Iran)

Badla embroidered blouse from Iran, early 20th century. Badla embroidered blouse from Iran, early 20th century. Courtesy Textile Research Centre, Leiden, acc. no. TRC 1998.0180.

The collection of the Textile Research Centre (TRC), Leiden, includes an early twentieth century's woman's blouse (locally called a pirahan) from Iran that is decorated with badla work and applied beads. The blouse measures 54 x 30 cm; the sleeves are 32 cm long. This type of blouse is sometimes associated with Jewish brides. Badla work is called in Irab khus-duzi.

TRC online catalogue (retrieved 3 October 2016).

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