Choga and Chuba a Central Asian Primitive Pieced-Skin Tradition
The Choga Chuba Posteen connection.
In Bokhara Uzbekistan a "furred robe" was called a Choga, as noted in the 1903 glossary of colloquial Anglo-Indian words and phrases. At the same time in Afghanistan the word Posteen would have been used to describe a "furred robe". While in Tibet the word Chuba described a similar if not more cumbersome garment.
CHOGA , s. Turki choghā. A long sleeved garment, like a dressing-gown (a purpose for which Europeans often make use of it). It is properly an Afghan form of dress, and is generally made of some soft woolen material, and embroidered on the sleeves and shoulders. In Bokhara the word is used for a furred robe. ["In Tibetan ch'uba; in Turki juba. It is variously pronounced chuba, juba or chogha in Asia, and shuba or shubka in Russia" (J.R.A.S., N.S. XXIII. 122)].1
The glossary of colloquial Anglo-Indian words and phrases further cements the terminology associated with Central Asian Pieced-Skin Rugs or mats made of animal pelts, skins or hides - below is an updated Primitive Rug Glossary.
choga in Asia (similar to Toga a loose outer garment covering the whole body, except for the right arm, worn in public by the citizens of ancient Rome.) ch'uba in Tibetan
juba in Turki
pashmani - Southern province of Wardak
pachm wool in Persian
pachmani Kuchi Pashtun covers
pelisse a fur lined outer garment, origin old French, pelice Latin pellis
- posteen Persian pustin of leather, from pust skin, from Middle Persian. an Afghan pelisse made of leather with the fleece on.2
postin - Karakalpak
pustin - Persian
shuba or shubka in Russia
takhta postak Wakhan Corridor Kirghiz mattresses, fur mats
1. Yule H, Burnell A. C, Hobson-Jobson A glossary of colloquial Anglo-Indian words and phrases, William Crooke London 1903, 205
^ posteen." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002.
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