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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    Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

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

responded: Apr 11, 2012

Posted by Alex L

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I think these boots contrast with the media because it it so bright and colorful and it seems so happy unlike how the media portrays the country. Through media and others, I think we tend to not look fully at things and just judge on appearance. Assuming rather than finding out the truth. I think these boots are fun and colorful! They also look like they're made for celebration rather then everyday life?

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