|Antique Chapan at the Museum in Bukhara|
Chapan is a coat worn over clothes usually during the winter months.Usually worn by men, these coat are made of silk or cotton fabrics woven in many different colors & patterns.
It is worn in Central Asia including Uzbekistan, Afghanistan,Tajikistan, Turkmenistan etc.
You can see good collections of the old & antique Chapan at the Museum near the Sitorai Moxi Khosa or the Summer Palace of the Emir of Bukhara.
Nearer to home, perhaps at the Kuala Lumpur Islamic Museum you can see some of these beautiful Chapan on display together with other exhibits from Central Asia. I must say, they do have beautiful display at the Islamic Museum in Kuala Lumpur