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Exhibit showcases Parsis’ impact on clothing

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A qamis from early 20th-century Iran is a woman’s garment made of silk and cotton.

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Naoroji Rustom, the first Parsi to visit England, dons a robe of honor given to him by the British East India Company. He wears it over traditional Parsi dress.

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COURTESY EAST-WEST CENTER ART GALLERY

The embroidery on a sari is an example of the cultural influences displayed in the textiles of the Parsis, Persian immigrants to India.

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COURTESY EAST-WEST CENTER ART GALLERY

The beautiful embellishments on a jhabla (blouse) is an example of the cultural influences displayed in the textiles of the Parsis, Persian immigrants to India.