Zoroastrian Pant Cuff | Sarajo
The Zoroastrian religion, originating in Persia,predates Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is marked by the belief in cosmic war between good and evil and the existence of one god, good and evil and a final judgment. Unlike the Jews and Christians, the Zoroastrians were not considered to be people of the book and were not given the same rights under Islamic law. By the end of the 19th century most Zoroastrians moved from Iran to India. Their dress is most distinctive, partly because they…
Zoroastrian Pants Cuff Fragment | Sarajo
The zoroastrians are sun worshipers of Persian origin and now settled anywhere from Iran to western India where they are called Farsees.Uncharacteristically, in Iran their women were allowed to adhere to their way of dress.Forming part of their costume are pants with elaborate cuffs, composed of colorful strips of silk or cotton, each embroidered with small animals, fish and sometimes geometrics such as in this fragment.