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Appendix 8: Textiles, Skins, And Garments
(836 words)

Textiles and skins, and the products made from them, make up a vast majority of gift exchanges, especially in the form of khilʿats (“robes of honor”). The definitions for each kind of material (where given) should be considered tentative. See the index for page references.

  • alāchah: a striped silk fabric; similar terms are alājīq (a heavy tent material); and alājat (a colorful striped silk fabric)

    chūkhah-i alāchah-i ḥiṣārī wa qurayshī: an overgarment of Hisari and Qarshi silk

  • abrah: the wool shell or outside of a garment

    abrah-i Kashmīrī: a fine wool shell

  • adras: a white material (see Slova…

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“Appendix 8: Textiles, Skins, And Garments”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000248>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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