Boots

These boots were made by the Uzbek people in northern Afghanistan. The method in which they are crafted stems from the long Central-Asian tradition of making silk-embroidered leather footwear, horse covers and bags. They are worn both indoors and outdoors. In bad weather, they are usually slipped inside heavy leather overshoes.


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How do these boots contrast with how Afghanistan is portrayed in the media?

responded: Sep 17, 2011

Posted by Mariam

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I must admit I was in complete shock when I saw that these boots came from Afghanistan. These boots are very loud and vibrant which is completely different from the white and ugly sand coloured clothing usually associated with Afghanistan. Its sad because Afghanistan is portrayed as a war torn country roaming with terrorists and it has become such a normal thought that I didn't even realize i was judging everything about them including their textiles. Just like our view of other third world countries, the media always has a way of molding our opinions, thoughts, and ideas into something that they want it to be.

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