This lavishly embroidered dress is in good condition however t. He antique dress is original old and antique, handmade and after years of use by the tribes the pieces may be missing small parts, the embroidery can be damaged or discolored, or be repaired. Please inspect the photos for actual condition. There are a couple of small holes on one sleeve which would benefit from darning but these do not distract from the rare beauty of this piece. Dress with various ages of embroidery and materials.
Circa 1900 to 1990 Nuristan (Kafiristan) Northeastern Afghanistan. For 2000 years these people have kept the Selucid artistic style following Alexander the Greats conquest.Always referred to by their Islamic neighbours as Kafirs or unbelievers they became Muslim from only 1897 and many of the Kailasha Sub-group still worship a sort of Dionysis. Name : Nuristan Silk Embroidered Wedding Dress. Material : 80 % Cotton, 20 % Silk. The item "Afghan Nuristan antique dress Jumlo cotton wedding embroidered coins rare" is in sale since Sunday, August 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Islamic/Middle Eastern". The seller is "beccasweet" and is located in London. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Chile.