Afghan Embroidery


Afghan Embroidery Roland Paiva, Bernard Dupaigne 1996, 1st pub. 1993 Each picture in this book is a celebration of the daily life of the Afghans. It was conceived by UNHCR as a homage to Afghan women. From mother to daughter, they hand down traditions and ensure their survival. Recently in war, and now, we hope, in peace.

Author: Roland Paiva, Bernard Dupaigne
ISBN: 9690101439
Binding: Hardback, 136, Pages
Published Year: 1996
Language: English


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The time has come to go back home; a home that may be ruined but where women are once again busy stitching for the future. We wished to mark this moment by showing works of beauty and love. The Musée de l’Homme gave us access to its collections assembled by generations of travellers from all parts of Afghanistan; and we hope that all Afghans will recognize in this their common heritage. To them this book is dedicated. The Foundation de France shared our aim of preserving the past; it helped UNHCR complete the project and make this book freely available to those for whom it was intended. 136pp.; all color; Hardcover

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Weight 1.20 kg
Dimensions 31.1 × 23.3 × 1.7 cm