24 March 2017

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March 1, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan is a traditional country with unique handicrafts including jewelries, Afghani clothes, embroidery and hat making that take place by males and females and enjoy universal reputation and attracted tourists attention.
Hats are made in Uruzgan province from fabrics and decorated with silver jewelries with special beauty. The people of Nangarhar make hats from reeds which is a common plant and then decorate with especial paints and local people use them often because the sun shine doesn’t penetrate it. The hats people of Nooristan are usually in form of Pakol which is made of especial sheep wool. They cut a piece of blanket and cut it in circular form and connect it with another circular piece of woolen fabric and decorate it with their fingers. It is usually made by young girls and ladies with especial decorations. The Kandahari hats are made by women decorated with gold laces and small circular mirrors with different colors used by young boys and men. Herati hats are made of pure silks by hand or sewing machines. The upper part of the hat is called as “Tareqi Hats of Jawzjan province is made of silk and especial decorations are painted or installed on the verge of the hat. The hats of Kunduz and Helmand are made of gold lace. These hats are called as Qorsi which are decorated with lovely decorations. Hats of Mazar-e-Sharif have different designs and forms which are made of gold lace with beautiful paints. The upper verge of the hats are made of silk decorated with gold lace.
Hats of Bamyan are made with very careful skills. They fold fabrics several time and stitch it by machine and decorate it with silver jewelries.
Mohammad Omar who sells different hats in Chicken Street, Shahr-e-Naw Kabul, said “I have been involved in selling of antique goods since over 40 years. I usually supply ancient and historical items including hats made by females. Omar added, I usually supply over 80 types of ancient and new hats. We have many customers. Afghans who come from abroad purchase our hats especially those decorated with ancient coins. He added, in previous peaceful years our business was very good and we supplied handcrafts of different provinces including Afghani clothes and nomads’ clothes to foreign tourists. Omar said, now stitching of clothes has changed, today Afghani clothes are made of thin silk fabrics, with slight weight.
Karima Malikzada
 

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The daily routine of Afghan women differs from the daily of the Afghan men immensely.
The men are expected to work in order to provide money and shelter for the family, whereas, the Afghan females are left to do housework and perform other basic tasks throughout the day.
The women of Afghanistan are not permitted to leave the house if not under their husband’s consent.  If their husband approved of them leaving the house, they were able to buy fresh products which they then used to cook supper for the family.  Since long, the Afghan women try to use their free times and work inside their houses to earn some money. Some of them use their livestock to make dairies, etc. and some others work on handicrafts, particularly they weave, sew and in some areas, make rugs and felt.   Even though, the Afghan women are faced with limitations in some areas, but 38 percent of them are active on economic viewpoint.
Belqis, an Afghan woman who lost her husband ten years ago, has since then tried to learn a profession in order to ensure her family’s livelihoods.
She said, ‘I have learned hacking and finally could find a work in a factory. Now, I work with my children to earn money and ensure our house’s expenditures.’
Malalai, another woman said, ‘I am busy with tailoring and mostly work at my house. I have trained many children in this field and have recently got the membership of a handicraft group related to the ministry of rural rehabilitation and urban development.’  She added, this is a pleasure that when I participant in an exhibition, I have good achievements. Whatever I sew, can be sold with good price, she went on to say. Most of the women in urban areas, are the men of their families who work hard to earn money.
Amina, a woman in Kandahar said that my husband was not able to afford our family’s expenditures, thus, I work beside him to better fulfil our needs. She added that I am an illiterate woman and I wish I was literate. “I work hard on my children so they complete their education and don’t face such a situation we did in future,” she went on to say. As it was mentioned in Women National Program, the women should be encouraged to work in order to earn more money and can better handle their life affairs.
Karima Malikzada
 

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Herat City (BNA) Cash have been donated by counter-disaster committee to the families, those lost their beloved due to recent natural disaster incidents in western Herat province.
The cash distributed by Mohammad Asif Rahimi governor of Herat province, that each families received AFG 50,000.
Eight families, those lost their members eight month ago due to landside in Gulran district of the province have been received the assistances.
 

Monday, February 27, 2017
Faizabad (BNA) Chain embassy in Kabul assisted foodstuffs to flood affected families in Wakhan district, Badakhshan province yesterday.
Abdull Naji Nazari head of provincial council of Badakhshan told BNA, China embassy in Kabul assisted foodstuffs to 55 flood affected families via Ashkashem district.
The aids include, rice, salt and oil.
Nazari added, aids will be disseminated to displaced families through this embassy to other districts of the province soon. 

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