PERSIA, AZERBIJAN. The Persian overcoat, like the Caucasian jacket, which originated from the former, is a combined jacket and overcoat. It is usually made of natural colour camel-wool and ornamented with dark cords. Orig. in Caucasus Mus., Tiflis.
SYRIA, PALESTINE, MESOPOTAMIA. Three types of jackets. Left, a so-called "salta" of cloth with stitching in colored and gold threads. This jacket comes from Bethlehem, but is worn in this shape by women in the whole of the Near East. In the middle, a sleeveless overcoat of rough wool material with shoulder-seam. Right, a salta for men, rough wool material. Note the shoulder-seam and side pieces. The sleeves are tighter than is usually the case.
This coat is from Tibet. I love the design. The link below will take you to the page where you can then click on the various Plate #'s and see the various designs. http://www.indiana.edu/~librcsd/etext/tilke/p4.html