Kohistani Embroidery – part 2

Here are three more pieces of Kohistani embroidery from my collection. The square piece I bought in Kabul in 1974 and it was probably used to cover flat bread and keep the flies off. The other two pieces were originally a single pillow cover. I found them in a bazaar in the Swat Valley in 1983. I have no idea of their exact ages, but they were old when I found them. My best guess would be late 19th Century – early 20th Century, leaning a bit towards the older date, especially for the square piece. I never saw a piece of this quality in the bazaars again.

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Kohistani  Embroidery - Kabul, 1974

Kohistani Embroidery – Kabul, 1974

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