Antique tribal Afghan choli top

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Choli tops are the top parts traditional Afghan Pashtun dresses. Characteristic are the short body and the very long sleeves. The sleeves used to be worn as puff sleeves and have abundantly decorated cuffs.

This antique choli top is very richly set with old coins and embroidery. 

You can wear the tops or you can use the material for your own (sewing) project. The garments will look stunning as a colorful accent on the wall, hanging on a piece of driftwood or beautiful branch. Choli tops can also be framed or placed on a mannequin.

This choli top is about 50 to 80 years old and has been worn a lot (real antiques!). Due to the high age of the fabrics, there are imperfections, such as moth holes, a crooked coin, a loose hem, wear and tear marks, stains, etc. and needs reparation work.

The choli will be sent in original state as it is on the picture. To preserve the beautiful patina and antique state, we will not wash, clean or mend the choli top. If you like to wear the choli, we recommend to have it dry cleaned before wearing.

For the approximate sizes: see last picture

General condition of the choli: needs restauration before wearing

Origin: Afghanistan


This is a handmade artisanal antique item, minimal deviation in size, pattern and color may occur.

Although we do our very best to provide clear pictures, minimal differences in color may occur.