Thursday, June 2, 2011

Karzai Stripe

Afghan women and girls, especially in the rural areas, often decorate their clothing and houses with beautiful handiwork.  The inset on the bodice of this dress is done in a variety of Afghan embroidery styles.  The material used in the dress was favored by President Hamid Karzai for ceremonial robes.  These traditional skills are kept alive as girls practice different kinds of embroidery by making coverings for tables and pillows.

The artist for this outfit is Enjelo and the cost is $25.

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