Friday, September 28, 2018

Afghan and Qizalbash ladies, 1843-1843




Cabul : Affghan and Kuzzilbash ladies (Kabul: Afghan and Qizalbash ladies), 1843-1843.

Creator: Atkinson, James ; Haghe, Charles ; Hart, Lockyer Willis.

Qizalbash means "Red heads" in Turkish and they wore red caps. The Qizilbash grew out of the heterogeneous mixture of Turkish Shia groups living in northwest Persia. They were backbone of Ahmad Shah Abdali's army (one third of elite ghulam corps of Ahmad Shah consisted of Qizalbashes). Timur Shah Durrani gave them residential quarters in Kabul (in Chinduwal and Murad Khani sections of Kabul)