Baluchi Dress Panel

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December 6, 2013

Baluchi Dress Panel

A rare wonderful Baluchi embroidered dress panel. The embroidery of Baluchistan, Pakistan is called “doch” and is unique in its intricate repetitive geometric patterns and colors. This woman’s dress yoke from Baluchistan (pashk) features a repertoire of densely embroidered patterns in silk thread.

Women cut and reapply the embroidered bib section to new garments from their old garments, after all their very careful and diligent work.


I've been working with the arts and craft world in many capacities since 1988. Handmade textiles have been my core focus since launching TAFA in 2010.

My hope is to contribute to the economic development potential the arts bring to the world, along with the intrinsic beauty shown in the work. May the world become a friendlier place for artists and nature!

Arrived in Kentucky after a childhood in Brazil, college in Minnesota and 20 years in Chicago. It's been a ride!

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