16 From Baghdad to Calcutta: 19th and early 20th century clothing
Jewish community of Calcutta developed a distinct style of clothing over the years. Early Baghdadis would arrive in Calcutta carrying their own Middle Eastern traditions and clothing. Over the years, their culture as well as clothing, was influenced by Indian, but foremostly British and European style.
This exhibit shows the changes in dressing style over the years, as well as displays examples of Calcutta's Jewish clothing.