Living in the remote valleys along the upper Indus river, the women of Kohistan district in Pakistan may spend several long winter months making a dress such as this one which is lavishly embroidered in tent stitch and satin stitch using silk thread on a black cotton cloth ground. It features a full skirt and is embellished with beads, buttons, metal trinkets, amulets and pendants and gorgeous embroidery all over the front. These kinds of trinkets are used extensively in Kohistani embroidery. In addition to providing decoration, they act as charms to avert evil from the wearer.
The vintage dress is original and old, handcrafted by intricately crafted tribal people using their textiles, embroidery and jewelry making skills from Afghanistan/Pakistan. The dress was collected in the field and has been worn. Being worn over the years, their are some spots, small tears, as well as missing pieces of the embroidery and silver amulets. Also, this dress has been repaired, and has some discoloration, and fraying around the collar. The dress still looks fabulous!This is a one of a kind Wedding Dress and would be a magnificent addition to your home or collection. Dress 29" long 18" wide Sleeves 22 1/2" long 12 1/2"wide AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. WE CAN PROVIDE REFERENCES FOR ALL ARTIFACTS THAT WE SELL, AS WELL AS DOCUMENTATION TOWARD THEIR AUTHENTICITY. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT THE WORLD OF BACARA. The item "Middle Eastern Embroidered Dress Silver Amulet Pendant Buttons Wedding Dress" is in sale since Monday, January 16, 2017. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Cultural & Ethnic Clothing\Middle East". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas.
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