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A Kakarh bodice from Afghanistan

A Kakarh bodice from Afghanistan


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1960: Item # 1081717

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A woman's dress bodice from Afghanistan, hand-embroidered by the Kakarh tribe. The Kakarh are primarily found in Baluchistan, where they still make up the majority of indigenous Pashtuns, but they also reside in the southern districts of Zabul province in Afghanistan as well as eastern Iran. This piece measures 18 x 56 inches (45.7 x 142.2 cm). Black, yellow and red pompoms accentuate the front of the bodice which is embroidered in satin and herringbone stitch. The vibrant colors also feature areas of metallic couching.