DRESS IN AFGHANISTAN
Director(s): Barmak AKRAM – Writer(s): Barmak AKRAM Contact Print page
Another new piece of clothing has become all the rage in the Bush bazaar of Kabul ever since the intervention of the international forces : the bullet-proof vest.
In this episode we learn how to knot a turban from a piece of cloth seven metres long and we’re shown how to recognize the region of each member of parliament just by his headdress and coat. President Karzai – often seen as the world’s most elegant man – has adopted a sort of dress syncretism of all the Afghan ethnic groups in order to ensure for himself the affection of his people.