Coat Date: century Geography: probably Spain (Andalucia?), possibly Eastern Iran Medium: Silk; samite Dimensions: Textile: L. across sleeves: 50 in. across skirt: 37 in. cm) Accession Number: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The woolen trousers are another record-setter: the world’s oldest known pants. They were found in the grave of a nomadic herdsman buried or so years ago in what is now western China, and may have been invented for horseback riding.