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Long sleeved, red tunic with overall repeating design. The design is in a Chinese style depicting trees, flowers, houses with slanted roofs, and people paddling in boats and walking near trees. The collar is a Chinese style collar. The tunic buttons half way down with three small, white buttons. There are cuffs at the end of both sleeves which are each held together by a single grey button. There is also a 23 cm slit on the bottom left and right sides. On the underside of one of the arms, the material is sewn so you are able to see the white edge of the material.


This traditional Chitrali woman's outfit (with 2878/17 b) is made of imported shot-weave Chinese 'art silk' in a colour and style suitable for a wedding costume. Chitrali (Kho) women's everyday wear is cotton and festive clothes are predominantly synthetics. This costume was sewn by Kho tailors in the Chitral Bazaar on treadle-type sewing machines. It is executed in the traditional 1970s style - the shalwar pants are very loose fitting and gathered at the waist with a knotted rope (this is a year-round style and one that accommodates pregnancy). The pant legs and cuffs are designed wide enough to extend down to the foot, thus modestly covering the ankles. The designs on the pant cuffs and shirt cuffs are don by treadle sewing machine using repeated lines of stitching. The buttonholes on the shirt are hand finished by a tailor's assistant who trains from boyhood in the tailor's shop.

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