Beads and Rugs in Paducah, Kentucky

New Gallery in Paducah, Kentucky!

Afghan Tribal Arts now has a new showroom in Paducah, Kentucky! This is exciting because we will have a better handle on our online presence as well. Abdul Wardak and Rachel Biel were partners in a gorgeous gallery in Chicago, Dara Tribal Village, which closed in 2004. Rachel moved ...

Saye Gosha or Segusha Embroidery

One of the first embroideries I saw from Afghanistan were these wildly embroidered v-shaped strips that were intensely stitched. I was intrigued by the shape and at that time, was told that these were used to decorate bedding rolls when they were not in use. Later, I learned that ...

Blog, Textiles / 12-08-2013 / 1 Comment »
Vintage textile stamps

Textile Stamps

Printing fabric manually still thrives as an art all over Asia, including Afghanistan. Carving the blocks is as much an art as the printing process they are used for. Over time, the blocks become damaged with wear and tear and are no longer useful to the workshops. But, for many of ...

Time

by A. Abdul Wardak It's like water that runs through the river of existence, through the valley of life, never to return. It's like the flowers of spring that become dust among other dusts, never to be found again. It's like the rolling waves--an end and a beginning that ...