Identify a piece of clothing?
April 21, 2005 7:44 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone identify an old piece of clothing for me? (pics inside)

I found this garment in amongst some other old clothes, and wondered where it's from and who would wear it. Persian was my best guess, but googling around hasn't produced much. Someone said to me that it might be a challabi (jallabeh, jalabi, chalabeh, jal...yeah) but as you can see I didn't ask how to spell it at the time. The embroidery looks hand stitched and features a temple, peacocks, dogs, rabbits and tigers.

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posted by fire&wings to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (2 answers total)
Looks like a kameez to me. (More info here.)
posted by headspace at 7:58 AM on April 21, 2005

It is a salwar kameez. Pretty common, in India. Atleast, in Bombay, my hometown.
posted by Gyan at 9:14 AM on April 21, 2005

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