Asian Tribal Art - Child's Vest, Kohistan Area, Pakistan

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Child's vest
Kohistan area, Pakistan
Cotton, silk, beads, buttons, silver chain, resin, zipper
16" (40.6 cm) high by 13" (33 cm) wide
Early to mid-20th century
A very special child's vest from the Kohistan area of Pakistan. It is finely embroidered and extravagantly decorated with beads, buttons, and silver ornaments. There is a charming whistle on the front, and a beaded talisman called doga on the other side. The back is adorned with a special resin cube with five miniature bottles inside.


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