Monday, April 6, 2009

Day 127: Stamps

Vince bought these for me after we saw them in a little shop here on the FOB (forward operating base). They're stamps! The shop owner said they use them mostly in India to decorate fabrics. A lot of the goods around here come from India since this country isn't as big on production of such things. They're more into the re-selling of stuff it seems, but if I've learned correctly, Indian culture is quite big here since Afghanistan was actually apart of India a loooong time ago. Afghanistan seems to get pushed and pulled all sorts of ways if you look at it's history. Russia, Pakistan, Rome, England, India.... I'm no historian, but it does fascinate me. What do you know about Afghanistan history & culture? Let's share something with the class.... :-)

4 comments:

Judi said...

If you get a chance to use the stamps, please post a picture. These are beautiful!!

Marie said...

How fabulous!! What a great gift for a stamper - some stamps made for something other than card making, that you can use for card making!!! I should see if Peter can find me some while he's over there in that lovely part of the world!! ;) You know, he was at Manas for 2 weeks a couple of weeks ago.

Estivalia said...

You get stamps in Afghanistan and I can't find a single one here in Antofagasta, lol! :P

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

ooooooooooh....ooooooooooh....ooooooooooooooh, We can make our own FABRIC when you get home!!!!!!....I cannot wait!!!