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Woman’s backless blouse with plain bodice, pieced from blue, yellow and red cotton broadcloth, and decorative elbow length sleeves, pieced from panels of embroidery and jacquard-woven ribbon. It has a V neckline in the front and ties at the center back neck and at the waist with self-fabric ties. The embroidered panels on the sleeves are embellished with metal sequins and mirrors. There is a small pocket on the lower right side of the blouse.

History Of Use

Everyday attire, usually worn with a skirt and large shawl that covers the head and back.


This item was collected by Maurice Van der Beke while living in Afghanistan's Nuristan Province for one and a half years.

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