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Legging

MOA: University of British Columbia

3377/10

Single legging of woven cotton cloth covered entirely with embroidery in deep red silk with additional designs in dark blue, orange, dark green and light green silk thread. Copper(?) metal thread embroidery between each of the outer two bands of plaiting. Side with seam decorated with pounded metal discs with a simple floral mark at centre and one metal button. Backed with woven cotton cloth.


  • Type of Item legging
  • Culture Afghan
  • Material cotton fibre, silk fibre, metal, copper metal
  • Measurements height 22.0 cm, width 16.2 cm, depth 2.2 cm (overall)

  • Previous Owner Karl Perrin
  • Received from Karl Perrin

  • Made in Afghanistan

  • Collection Date between 1967 and 1969
  • Ownership Date before August 1, 2019
  • Acquisition Date on August 1, 2019

  • Item Classes textiles
  • Condition fair
  • Accession Number 3377/0010