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Type of object:
Clothing

Accession number: 2007.1417 Inventory number: ZH 09

Object: Shalwar kamis

Material/technique: Cotton, silk / hand-embroidered

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Boy’s white cotton shalwar kamis (shirt and trousers). Shirt with round stiff collar, embroidery in white silk around opening, long sleeves. Trousers in white cotton with wide elasticized waist.

Measurements: L. 74 cm (kamis); 64 cm (shalwar)

Condition: As new

Donated by: Mr. Zemaray Hakimi, Kabul/Bubendorf

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Type of object:
Clothing

Accession number: 2007.1418 Inventory number: ZH 10

Object: Vest

Material/technique: Velvet, artificial silk, metallic thread, mirrors, beads / machine-embroidered

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Black velvet vest, with overall cursive embroidery in gold metallic braid, beads and mirrors, lined in black silk.

Measurements: L. 40 cm W. 37 cm

Condition: As new

Donated by: Mr. Zemaray Hakimi, Kabul/Bubendorf

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Type of object:
Headgear

Accession number: 2007.1419 Inventory number: ZH 11

Object: Cap

Material/technique: Velvet, sequins, metallic thread / hand/machine-made

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Man’s blue velvet pillbox cap, eight-pointed star in gold metallic thread and scattered designs of sequins on top, floral designs and sequins around rim. Unlined.

Measurements: Dia. 16 cm H. 7.5 cm

Condition: As new

Donated by: Mr. Zemaray Hakimi, Kabul/Bubendorf

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2007.1420 Inventory number: ZH 12

Object: Necklace

Material/technique: Silver alloy / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Necklace of two small and one large decorated cylindrical amulet on thin chain, from lower edge and ends of large amulet hang five flattened hollow spheres.

Measurements: L. 7 cm (large amulet)

Condition: Good

Donated by: Mr. Zemaray Hakimi, Kabul/Bubendorf

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Type of object:
Jewelry

Accession number: 2007.1421 Inventory number: ZH 13

Object: Hair ornament

Material/technique: Silver alloy, glass / handmade

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Nineteen short mesh chains suspended from metal bar, terminating in thin diamond-shaped cut-outs held by white beads. Front of ornament has a row of white beads and small flat round embossed cut-outs. On back of bar, a barrette fastening. From either end of bar, short mesh chains ending in hook for attachment, between hook chain and bar a thin embossed cut-out of stylized bird.

Measurements: L. 13 cm (incl. hook) W. 7 cm

Condition: Good, tarnished

Donated by: Mr. Zemaray Hakimi, Kabul/Bubendorf

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Type of object:
Floor covering

Accession number: 2007.1422 Inventory number: ZH 14

Object: Carpet

Material/technique: Wool / hand-woven

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Large square pile carpet, three rows of elephant foot motifs on madder field, narrow border of geometric designs, no kelim, no fringe.

Measurements: L. 290 cm W. 230 cm

Condition: Worn

Donated by: Mr. Zemaray Hakimi, Kabul/Bubendorf

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Type of object:
Floor covering

Accession number: 2007.1423 Inventory number: ZH 15

Object: Carpet

Material/technique: Wool / hand-woven

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Rectangular carpet in dark tones, four rows of small guls on dark red field, surrounded by two narrow border highlighted in white, narrow kelim and short fringe at either end.

Measurements: L. 195 cm W. 102 cm

Condition: Good

Donated by: Mr. Zemaray Hakimi, Kabul/Bubendorf

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Copyright © - Photo/Text: Stiftung Foundation Bibliotheca Afghanica - Afghanistan Museum, Carla Grissmann, 2007

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