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This woman's sash or 'pati' is made in the traditional style which has not been in evidence since the 1980s (the synthetically dyed wool embroidery on it is however, a recent fashion). It was hand woven in 2013 on a simple loom using un dyed wool by Karim, a school teacher from Krakal village in the Kalash Valleys. Karim made it partly for sale to tourists and partly because he was interested in traditional Kalasha crafts.



1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  sash

Kalash Valleys, North West Frontier, Pakistan, South Asia, Asia
Additional place information
collected:  Kalash Valleys 
Crowley, Tom
Additional collector information
collector:   Crowley, Tom  (2013-05-10 - 2013-05-23)
Date collected
Additional date information
date collected:  2013-05-01-2013-05-31 
Additional culture information
maker or user:  Kalasha 

Materials & techniques
Additional material & technique information
material: wool (overall)
overall: 150 mm x 300 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 150 mm x 300 mm

agent:  Crowley, Tom  Undefined - 2013-12-16

Further reading
Wynne, Maggi, 2001. Our women are free: gender and ethnicity in the Hindu Kush. Ann Arbor Michigan: University of Michigan Press and Wantage: University Presses Marketing (discusses similar)
Darling, Elizabeth, 1979. Merit Feasting Among the Kalash Kaffirs of North Western Pakistan. Unpublished MA Thesis, University of British Columbia (discusses similar)

Related subjects
maker or user: Kalasha
object name: waistcloths
object name: waistbands (belts (clothing: accessories))

Record created 2013-07-30 by AGOODMAN
Record last updated 2017-04-07 by XGVIEWS

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