dress

Girl's dress or 'jumlo'. Short dress of black cotton cloth with flounced skirt and wide sleeves, T neck opening. Decorated with panels of red, yellow and green embroidery on the breast and wrist bands; with a profusion of varied metal and shell disc ornaments and strips of half metal zips sewn on the front and sleeves. Amongst the decorations are two heraldic badges, bearing along with other motifs, the Saudi palm and crossed swords and an inscription in Arabic, the second part of which appears to read 'Mobeen' - a common name. .

The dress shows influences from the regions of Swat and Kohistan. The Kaghan Valley where it appears to have been collected is located to the south of Kohistan, but is ethnically diverse, with a majority population of Hindko speaking Swati Pashtuns.

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