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Regional Dress of Afghanistan

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Afghanistan is a country that developed out of a Pashtun kingdom that was founded in the middle of the eighteenth century. The Pashtun form an ethnic group that still constitutes the majority in the modern Islamic Republic of Afghanistan...

Afghan Embroidery

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood is Director of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Afghanistan is surrounded by many lands and cultures; as a result, the materials, designs, and colors used by the Afghan people for their embroidery reflect their country’s central location in Asia. The main ethnic groups in Afghanistan...

An Afghan Fashion Show

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood is Director of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...For nearly forty years, it was not possible to hold a fashion show in Afghanistan because of the Russian invasion of the country, civil wars, and the strict rule of the Taliban, who did not permit women to be seen in public. When...

Afghan Dress and the Diaspora

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...The rich cultural heritage of Afghanistan is expressed through its material culture and dress forms and practices. Whether living as internally displaced people (IDP) within Afghanistan or as resettled refugees and immigrants in the Afghan...

Afghan Jewelry

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Jewelry has long played an important role in Afghan dress. It has a fascinating history that dates back thousands of years and follows the ancient trading routes that wove through Afghanistan. What is considered to be Afghan ethnic...

Turkmen Dress and Embroidery

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood is Director of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...The majority of the Turkmen live around the Kara Kum (“Black Sand”) desert. The various Turkmen tribes consider themselves to be a single ethnic group. In the early twenty-first century, the Turkmen region is divided among Afghanistan...

The Afghan Woman’s “Chaadaree”

Undressing Religion : Commitment and Conversion from a Cross-Cultural Perspective

Berg, 2000

Book chapter

...Afghan women and their appearance are often the subject of human interest and human rights issues in Afghanistan (Daly, 1999). It is generally presumed that Afghan women’s appearance is not the primary issue of contention in Afghanistan...

History of West Turkistan and Its Influence on the Dress of South Central Asia

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...West Turkistan is the name traditionally given to the lands that stretch east of the Caspian Sea and north of modern Iran and Afghanistan. To the east, it is bordered by the rising peaks of the Altai and Karakoram mountains, which mark...

Introduction to the History of Dress on the Iranian Plateau

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Iranian Plateau stretches from the banks of the Tigris River in the west to the valley of the Indus River in the east, and from the arid expanse of West Turkistan in the north to the Indian Ocean in the south. It is a harsh land...

Dress Reforms of the Early Twentieth Century in Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...During the 1920s and 1930s, three states—Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan—embarked on a series of wide-ranging programmatic reforms designed to transform their respective societies fundamentally. Often called “modernization from above” because...