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Period clothing of Afghanistan.


NOTE: See also the files: clothing-msg, clothing-bib, turbans-msg, pants-msg, Armenia-TL-art, Khazars-msg, Mongols-msg, Mongl-Mission-art, kumiss-msg.





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    Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

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Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 09:40:40 -0700

From: Elizabeth Young <lizyoung at fenris.net>

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu

Subject: Re: Afghan costume


OK. I've been there and done this, which is why I ended up with a

persona from the city of Herat, now in modern Afghanistan.

If you want period clothing and accouterments, your best bet is to look

at Persian miniature painting. There are plenty of dashing guys (and

some girls) on horseback in these paintings. There are even some

paintings specifically from Herat! "Persia" was huge in period -

sometimes bits on the extreme edges would split off when one warlord or

another would get too full of himself, but I consider it to generally

include modern Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Uzbekistan.

In terms of books to go look at - I'd recommend this one first (I really

hope it is still in print 'cause it is excellent!).

Persian Painting, Sheila R Canby, Thames and Hudson, 1993, ISBN


It is small and inexpensive (about $15) and I'll bet it can be

interlibrary loaned also.


My feeling is that clothing styles changed very little in period. The

biggest change I can see (based on painting styles) is when the Chinese

influence arrived. This affected schools of painting in the east more

(like Herat).


I'll stop now, but I have some resources on my page you may find






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