The carpet illustrated is an exceptionally beautiful fabric from the Adraskand valley, dating back to the eighteenth century.
Afghan Filpa Carpet. The carpet illustrated is a particularly line specimen of great age, with a warmth of color that stimulates the eye, and a luxusness of pile that suggests repose.
India Fashion. Coiffures, Hats, Head-dresses. The Feminin Costume of the World. Coiffures, Hats, Head-dresses. Part VII. India. Plate 7. The Fascination of the Indian Costumes. Description of Plate 7. 1.… Read More
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
Costume Afghan soldier with old gun, 1843. Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.
Afghan soldier costume from Herat in 1843. Afghan d´Herat. Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.
Afganistan Shah Shuja ul Mulk 1850. The Governor’s place of Refuge during the Capture of the Fortress; Preparing to go out in the streets by James Atkinson. 1850. Read more: Gallery… Read More
Shuja Shah Durrani as Emir of Afghanistan in the Bala Hissar (fort) of Kabul. Shauh Shujau ool Moolk (the brave King of the Universe), was a younger son of Timoor,… Read More
Dost Mahommed King of Caubul and his youngest son by James Rattray (1848) Dost Mohammed (Moghul Khan) 1793-1863 was from 1826 to 1840 and from 1843 until his death, ruler of… Read More
The Fascination of the Indian costume and fashion history during the glorious time of the North Indian Mughal era.