September 30, 2007.
I came across a rather interesting website while on internet foot-patrol. Well, maybe the content may not interest you. But Afghanistanica can not be all things to all people.
The site is AfghanEthnicDolls.com and is a project by Zareen Noory of California. She has dolls in various costumes of seven different ethnic groups. Once again I put my pro-Nuristani bias on display with this example below:
The artist, Zareen Noory, of course gives part of the proceeds to charity and has plans to set up an embroidery workshop in Afghanistan. Zareen offers porcelain, vinyl and cloth dolls for sale on her site. Give it a visit.
Oh, yeah. One more thing. Burqa doll!