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Afghan Dress

1960's AFGHAN hand embroidered floral dress
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Hand-embroidered, floral printed dress from Afghanistan dating the 1960's. Labeled a size M. This
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1960s Afghan Day Dresses

Comme des Garcons Black Cardigan with Afghan Knit Details 2009
By Comme des Garçons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Comme des Garcons button front black knit cardigan sweater dress with multicolor Afghan knit
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Early 2000s Japanese Day Dresses

Vintage Kuchi Ethnic Traditional Afghani Dress
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage kuchi dress from Afghanistan, Ethnic Boho Baluchi ethnic dress, embroidered dress circa
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1960s Moroccan Kaftans

Black and Gold Caftan, 1970 Dress Vintage Ethnic Kuchi Kaftan
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Moorish Middle Eastern Afghan Ethnic black caftan, circa 1970s. Vintage Bohemian style long
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1960s Moroccan Kaftans

Fiorucci Bohemian Patchwork Maxi
By fiorucci
Located in New York, NY
embroideries from different places. Red cotton flannel, ethnic florals, Afghan embroidery and beadwork. Small
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1970s Italian Maxi Dresses

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Moroccan Vintage Caftan Gown in Gold Brocade Maxi Dress Kaftan Size L to XL
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moroccan vintage exotic metallic gold brocade caftan gown, circa 1970s. The luxurious Moorish kaftan is designed with brilliant gold metallic brocade. The front of the elegant caftan...
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1970s Moroccan Caftans

Gucci by Tom Ford c.2001 Silk Knit Halter Backless Black Crop Top
By Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Naples, FL
Gucci by Tom Ford c.2001 Silk Knit Halter Backless Black Crop Top Gucci silk knit crop top with high neck, sash tie at back and silver-toned metal logo buckle at nape.
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Early 2000s Shirts

Vivienne Westwood Chestnut Faux Fur Jacket with Painted Tiger Print, fw 2001
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
▪ Archival Vivienne Westwood Jacket ▪ Creative Director: Vivienne Westwood ▪ 'Wild Beauty' Collection, Fall-Winter 2001 ▪ Sold by One of a Kind Archive ▪ Chestnut faux fur adorned w...
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Early 2000s English Jackets

John Galliano for Christian Dior Silk Ruffle Hem Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous silk dress by John Galliano for Christian Dior in brightly colored flowers on a navy and burgundy background. The spaghetti strap bodice is semi fitted and adorned on one ...
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1990s Italian Day Dresses

Josefa Vintage Cream Cotton Long Dress Embroidered Flowers Butterflies & Birds
By Josefa
Located in Portland, OR
This is a cream heavy weight cotton dress with hand embroidered flowers and birds in shades of pink, purple, blue, lime green, tan. This unlabeled Josefa dress has with white velvet ...
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1970s Mexican Day Dresses

Lanvin vintage 1990s deep burgundy brown silk pleated and sequin strap dress
By Lanvin Paris
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful timeless dress by Lanvin made in 100% silk French size 36. In excellent condition with no missing sequins. The sequin upper bodice is lined, and the pleated lower part of...
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1990s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vivienne Westwood black knitted sweater top, skirt and socks set, fw 1994
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
▪ Vivienne Westwood black crochet-knit 3-piece set ▪ Short-sleeved wool sweater top ▪ High-slit cotton skirt with draw string fastening and ruffled hemline ▪ Matching open-knit kne...
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1990s Italian Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Amazing Vintage Caftan, Caramel Velvet and Gold Embroidered, ca. 1960s
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing vintage handmade caftan, caramel color crushed silk velvet heavily with gold rim threads. Circa 1960's The honey gold velvet kaftan is embroidered and embellished entirely by...
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1960s Moroccan Caftans

Thierry Mugler black rayon knit flame dress, c. 1990
By Thierry Mugler
Located in London, GB
Thierry Mugler black rayon knit mid-length dress with fabric inset in the shape of flames on the right hand side c. 1990
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1990s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Moroccan Caftan, Silk Brocade Vintage Kaftan
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant Moroccan caftan silk gold damask gorgeous vintage hostess gown. Light green floral leaf design on silk Kaftan circa 1970s. Exotic oriental long maxi caftan dress with long sl...
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20th Century Moroccan Maxi Dresses

Moroccan Kaftan in Turquoise Blue and Silver
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant Moroccan caftan in turquoise blue and silver metallic embroidered trim and front. This long maxi dress kaftan is embroidered and embellished entirely by hand. It’s crafted in...
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20th Century Moroccan Kaftans

Moroccan Vintage Blue Caftan, 1970 Maxi Dress Kaftan
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Moorish Moroccan blue caftan, circa 1970s. Vintage Moorish Maxi Dress kaftan in blue denim color with white embroideries. Long sleeves. Size medium. Measurements: Bust: 40" ...
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1960s Moroccan Kaftans

Rare 1960s Nikos-Takis Vintage Blue Shift Dress with Hand Embroidered Tulips
By Nikos and Takis
Located in Sparks, NV
Rare 1960s Greek couture shift dress with peek-a-boo off white pleated side slits and gold embroidered tulips by designers Nikos and Takis . Fully lined with rear zip closure. Fits l...
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1960s Greek Shift Dresses

John Galliano cream silk pant suit with Mongolian lamb and lace, fw 2001
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano cream silk pantsuit ▪ Single-breast jacket with large collar and cuffs of ruffled antique lace ribbons and Mongolian lamb ▪ Wide-leg pants with turn-ups and laser c...
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Early 2000s French Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Moroccan Caftan Gold Damask Embroidered, Vintage, 1960s
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing vintage Moroccan Caftan, gold silk damask threads trim, Circa 1960's The gold floral damask kaftan was entirely finish by hand. Feel like a queen in this elegant, sumptuous, ...
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1970s Moroccan Caftans

Vivienne Westwood gold crochet lurex long-sleeve cropped corset, fw 1993
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
▪ Vivienne Westwood corset ▪ Gold crocheted lurex yarn ▪ Built-in boned corset ▪ Long sleeves ▪ Wide neckline ▪ Cropped length ▪ Size Medium ▪ Fall-Winter 1993 ▪ Made in England
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1990s English Corsets

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Pashtun Embroidered Ethnic Dress, Afghanistan, 1950s
Located in Bozeman, MT
estate of a diplomat who lived in Afghanistan. Embroidery to beat the band, trimmed with bullion ribbon
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1950s Day Dresses

Traditional Afghani Dress In Emerald Green with Intricate Beadwork
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Contemporary incarnation of traditional Afghani dress. In emerald green with gold jacquard flowers
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21st Century and Contemporary Afghan Day Dresses

1950s Changeant Silk Dress w/ Ethnic Embroidery & Sheer Wrap
Located in Bozeman, MT
diplomat's wife who lived in Afghanistan. Changeant fucshia silk with a pretty turquoise dot. Hand
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1950s Afghan Cocktail Dresses

1950s Green Cotton Summer Gown w/ Ethnic Ribbon Detail
Located in Bozeman, MT
living in Afghanistan. Vivid green semi-sheer cotton is outlined with green, yellow, and red embroidered
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1950s Afghan Formal Gowns

Antique Hand Embroidered West Asian Kaftan
Located in New York, NY
Gorgeous colors and hand work abound from neck to toe on thins piece. Dating to the early part of the 20th century this would have been for a person of wealth and status. The body an...
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20th Century Afghan Kaftans

Metal Embroidered Chiffon Kaftan
Located in New York, NY
This is an ankle-length red chiffon tunic, embroidered with stunning floral motifs. The tunic falls to the floor in the front and back, and is slit all the way up to the hips on both...
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20th Century Afghan Kaftans

Vintage Silk Afghani Silk Dress
Located in London, GB
A wonderful vintage silk dress from the Middle East. The dress has a v neckline with embroidery
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1970s Afghan Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970s Afghanistan Velvet Pantsuit Bohemian w/ Embroidered Waistcoat & Pants
Located in Portland, OR
This incredible Pashtun style vintage two piece ensemble was hand Made in Afghanistan in the late
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1970s Afghan Trouser Pant Suits

Afghani Gorgeous Multicolored and Metallic Embroidered Dress
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Afghani Gorgeous Multicolored and Metallic Embroidered Dress
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20th Century Afghan Day Dresses

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Questions About Afghan Dress
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    Dresses in Afghan are conventionally known as Pashtun dresses. These dresses comprise materials such as linen and silk, and they usually are baggy and comfortable. A diverse range of these dresses can be found for both males and females. Find a quintessential collection of Pashtun dresses on 1stDibs today.

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