A Safavid Persian Outfit: The Bala Push (بالاپوش)

A Safavid Persian Outfit: The Bala Push (بالاپوش)

Today’s post is about the top layer of the Safavid ensemble: the bala push (بالاپوش) or outer robe.  I am constructing mine based on the so-called “Dragon Robe” in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, a 16th century kaftan.  It is entirely made from rectangles and trapezoids with the extra-long sleeves and the lack… Continue Reading

A Safavid Persian Outfit:  The Overview

A Safavid Persian Outfit: The Overview

My next project is a Safavid Persian woman’s outfit based on this picture (at left) of a princess from 1541. This outfit consists of three robes, trousers, underwear, head coverings, jewelry and makeup. Many people assume that 16th century Persian and 16th century Turkish women’s clothing is the same except for their headcoverings.  However just… Continue Reading