Vintage Afghan Kuchi Traditional Wedding Dress 1970's

Vintage Afghan Kuchi Traditional Wedding Dress 1970's

Introducing a unique 1970s cotton dress known as a Kuchi dress, deriving its name from the Afghan Persian word 'Kuchi,' meaning 'nomad.' Traditionally, Kuchi women wore these dresses to their weddings, and this particular item has a rich history. Originally purchased from the renowned Gordon Reece gallery Knaresborough in the early 1980s, its exact age may be uncertain, but its allure is undeniable.

This dress is crafted from a handwoven cotton fabric adorned with a beautifully faded striped purple and dark blue pattern

Featuring a high waistband and chest panel that provids subtle shaping. The sleeves are designed with a relaxed fit and are embellished with an embroidered gold band around the cuffs. The chest panel boasts intricate embroidery, adorned with red, gold, and blue/purple threads, showcasing the artistry and craftsmanship of its origins.

This versatile piece can fit approximately sizes 10–14, depending on your style preference. 

Detailed measurements include: armpit to armpit: 19”, band (just under the bust): 18.5”, sleeve length (armpit to cuff): 23”, and shoulder to hem: 52”. 

The listed price includes postage within the UK, 


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