Several ceramics from Nishapur in northeastern Iran show a unique male dress with wing-like
sleeve attachments, which terminate in two narrow points. This style is unique and is shared by
women as well. The ceramics also illustrate influences from Central Asia: long robes, tight-fitting
decorated shirts, tight trousers, and full pantaloons with boots and pointed shoes. Reconstruction
from Nishapur ceramics. 9th – 10th century.
In another example from Sabzpushan in Nishapur a rider is shown wearing a rigid, decorated
caftan with tight sleeves. The long trousers or leggings are ornamented and cover the heels. He
is wearing high boots with pointed toes, common in Central Asia. A popular feature of the early
Islamic period is visible: embroidered bands of Arabic writing known as tiraz. Ceramics. National
Museum of Iran, 9th – 10th century.