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Title: What Afghan Men Used to Wear in the Early Nineteenth Century
Subtitle: The Right Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone and his Account of the Kingdom of Caubul
Author(s): VOGELSANG, Willem
Journal: Khil'a
Volume: 3    Date: 2007-2009   
Pages: 107-120
DOI: 10.2143/KH.3.0.2066225

Abstract :
In 1815, the British diplomat, Mountstuart Elphinstone, published his Account on the basis of an official visit to the court of the Afghan king in Peshawar, in 1809. The book includes some marvellous depictions of Afghans from various ethnic groups, and also some written descriptions of the appearance of his hosts.

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