Embroidery from Afghanistan
Embroidery from Afghanistan is varied, rich, and sumptuous. This book focuses on over thirty pieces and explores the embroidery of different tribes and their geographical regions. Illustrated in full color and in detail, the textiles included will provide designers at all levels with inspiration for the use of color and pattern in their own designs. In her introduction, Sheila Paine sets the pieces in their social and cultural contexts and investigates the shared traditions of the various tribes. The costumes of men, women, and children are illustrated, as are embroideries for the home and yurt, domestic animals, and precious possessions. Information on decorative techniques, patterning, and stitching is included, together with a technical glossary that supports the main text.
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Afghan Afghan embroideries Afghan women Afghanistan amulet animal trappings appliqued bags Baluch Baluchistan basma beads blanket stitch bodice front brick stitch Bukhara couching burqa Central Asia chain stitch chyrpy coat colours cording cover cross stitch CURVING MOTIFS decorative densely embroidered DESIGN discs domestic animals double chain stitch drawn threadwork dyes edging embroidery technique ethnic group evil spirits fabric finely embroidered floral fulled wool geometric patterning Ghazni hanging Hazara Herat herringbone ilgitsh interlacing stitch Islamic Kabul Kakarh Kandahar Kerbela kesdi kohl Koochi nomads Lakai Uzbek mainly marriage mohr posh mujahedin northern Afghanistan Nuristan okbash old embroideries PANEL Pashai Pashtun Pazyryk pieces printed cotton protect quilted region satin stitch shawl Shi'a shirt silk slanting blanket stitch sleeves small purses steppes stitchery style suzani symbol Tajik Tajikistan Taliban tassels textiles theTurkmen thread traditional triangles Turkmen Turkmenistan usually Uzbekistan waist wear weaving WOMAN'S DRESS worn woven yellow yurt