It consists of wide trousers with a dress made of bright green Chinese silk, an orange floral shawl and an embellished dark green silk outdoor garment known as “faranji”.
The outfit is a selection of the donation of national artefacts presented by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan to the British Museum.
The project has been implemented following the initiative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Mr Sirojidin Aslov made during his visit to the British Museum in July 2014.
The collection was donated in July 2015 and combined with help and contribution of the former Ambassador of Tajikistan in the United Kingdom H.E. Mr.Erkin Kasymov and Trade Representative of Tajikistan in the UK Mr. Shamsullo Sakhibov.
Since then the Embassy of Tajikistan in the UK was in coordination with the Middle East Department of the British Museum to include the collection to the exhibition program of the museum.
On November 29, 2016 Charge d’Affaires of Tajikistan to the UK Asliddin Rakhmatov visited the Museum to mark the launch of the exhibition together with Mr Jonathan Tubb, Keeper of the Middle East Department and Mrs Zeina Klink-Hoppe, Curator for the Modern Middle East Department of the British Museum.
The exhibition of Tajikistan national outfit in the British Museum has become another significant milestone of positive cooperation lasting over the years.
It will run next 6 months and located in the Islamic World (room 34), the John Addis Gallery 7th century AD.