Vintage Afghan and Pakistani Clothing

We source vintage clothing from Sindh in Pakistan and from the Pathan areas in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The overriding feature of all these garments is the intricate embroidery and embellishment. Pieces of embroidery are often passed down generations and resewn into new garments.

In Sind, mirrors are often sewn into the design to eye-catching effect.  The dresses are usually brightly coloured.
In northern Pakistan, in the Pathan areas, the background of the dress is often in sombre or dark hews, but the embroidery is in bright purples, golds and reds.

Coins, buttons and much sought-after cowry shells are often added, as well as beaded bodices, pocket decorations and tassels.