June 27, 2013

AFGHANISTAN. Kandahar. Taliban portraits. 2002.

June 26, 2013
Folio from a Qur’an Manuscript, Eastern Iran or present-day Afghanistan, circa 1180 CE

“This folio from a Qur’an manuscript is written in “new style” script, which is noted for its elegant verticals. The elaborate arabesques in the background are light in color, allowing the script to stand out. The script and illumination are related to a Qur’an manuscript dated 573/1177–78, and to contemporaneous architectural inscriptions, suggesting a unity of style in Seljuq art of this period.”— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Folio from a Qur’an Manuscript, Eastern Iran or present-day Afghanistan, circa 1180 CE

This folio from a Qur’an manuscript is written in “new style” script, which is noted for its elegant verticals. The elaborate arabesques in the background are light in color, allowing the script to stand out. The script and illumination are related to a Qur’an manuscript dated 573/1177–78, and to contemporaneous architectural inscriptions, suggesting a unity of style in Seljuq art of this period.
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

June 26, 2013
Folio from a Qur’an Manuscript, Eastern Iran or present-day Afghanistan, circa 1180 CE

“Written in Eastern or new style kufic script , line two of this folio includes two long, vertical letters (alif and lam), forming a distinctive pointed oval-shaped pattern.The elaborate treatment of the background, entirely filled with arabesques, allows the script to stand out. The script and illumination are related to a Qur’an in the Topkapı Saray Museum, dated 573/1177–78, and to contemporaneous architectural inscriptions and luster ceramics, suggesting a unity of style in Seljuq art of this period.”— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Folio from a Qur’an Manuscript, Eastern Iran or present-day Afghanistan, circa 1180 CE

Written in Eastern or new style kufic script , line two of this folio includes two long, vertical letters (alif and lam), forming a distinctive pointed oval-shaped pattern.The elaborate treatment of the background, entirely filled with arabesques, allows the script to stand out. The script and illumination are related to a Qur’an in the Topkapı Saray Museum, dated 573/1177–78, and to contemporaneous architectural inscriptions and luster ceramics, suggesting a unity of style in Seljuq art of this period.
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

June 16, 2013
AFGHANISTAN. Group of Taliban fighters outside Kabul. 1995. by Chris Steele-Perkins

AFGHANISTAN. Group of Taliban fighters outside Kabul. 1995. by Chris Steele-Perkins

June 16, 2013
AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. In a boxing gym. 2001. by Alex Majoli

AFGHANISTAN. Kabul. In a boxing gym. 2001. by Alex Majoli

June 15, 2013
fuckinfilipino:

Mandawi Bazaar, Kabul. National Geographic, November, 2003.

fuckinfilipino:

Mandawi Bazaar, Kabul. National Geographic, November, 2003.

April 14, 2013
Healing Kabul

Healing Kabul

April 11, 2013
alyibnawi:

ربنا (Rabana) by naseernajwa on Flickr.

alyibnawi:

ربنا (Rabana) by naseernajwa on Flickr.

April 10, 2013
nationalgeographicdaily:

Kyrgyz Nomads, AfghanistanPhoto: Matthieu Paley

nationalgeographicdaily:

Kyrgyz Nomads, Afghanistan
Photo: Matthieu Paley

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April 7, 2013
The lifeless bodies of Afghan children lay on the ground before their funeral ceremony, after a NATO airstrike killed several Afghan civilians, including ten children during a fierce gun battle with Taliban militants in Shultan, Shigal district, Kunar, eastern Afghanistan, Sunday, April 7, 2013. (© Naimatullah Karyab/Associated Press)

The lifeless bodies of Afghan children lay on the ground before their funeral ceremony, after a NATO airstrike killed several Afghan civilians, including ten children during a fierce gun battle with Taliban militants in Shultan, Shigal district, Kunar, eastern Afghanistan, Sunday, April 7, 2013. (© Naimatullah Karyab/Associated Press)