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A tobacco pouch from Indus Kohistan


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Textiles: Pre 1980: Item # 1118565

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A small embroidered tobacco pouch ("kochor") from Indus Kohistan. Measuring 13 x 13 cm, in extremely fine cross, tent and satin stitching in silk thread, the edges and front surface embellished with red, green and white beadwork. Estimated age: mid 20th century. Condition: overall good but with some staining on the reverse. Indus Kohistan is located in the province of Pakistan formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), recently re-named Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Indus Kohistan region extends from the border with Azad Kashmir in the east to Afghanistan's Nuristan province in the west. In Persian, Kohistan means "land of mountains" ("koh" meaning mountains, "istaan" meaning land of).