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A child's shirt front from Ghazni province, Afghanistan

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Textiles: Pre 1970: item # 1102343

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A child's shirt front from Ghazni province, Afghanistan

A child's shirt front from Ghazni province, circa early to mid 1960s, probably from Jaghori or Katawaz. Densely embroidered in extremely fine brick and satin stitch in silk thread on purple silk, the lozenge patterns are framed by Bokhara couching, where the metallic threads are laid in parallel and then fastened with tiny stitches, forming a relief pattern. Blue beads surround the edges, to protect against the evil eye. The waistbands are equally stunning in detail, embroidered in herringbone stitch on orange silk. This textile measures 25.5 x 27 cm when measured without the waistbands; with the waistbands included it measures 27 x 63 cm. Condition: Excellent. No fraying, no tears, no missing beads, no stains.

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