Parthian dress

Statue of a Parthian nobleman, wearing the traditional trouser-suit.

The Parthian dress, represented by the Parthians, became the common clothing in the Ancient Near East during the Arsacid era (247 BC – 224 AD).[1] The dress was characterized by its sleeved coats and trousers, and crossed political and ethnic barriers, being worn from Syria to northern India, continuing designs already recorded in the Achaemenid era.[1] Alexander the Great's conquests of the Near East and the ensuing reign of the Seleucid Empire did not mark any change in Iranian clothing, but instead resulted in the further spread of it and even its influence on Greek clothing.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Kawami 1992, pp. 737–739.

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  • Kawami, Trudi (1992). "CLOTHING iii. In the Arsacid period". Encyclopaedia Iranica, Vol. V, Fasc. 7. pp. 737–739. CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
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