Best Photos of the Day
In this photo shows an Afghan shopkeeper shows a Chinese-made imported burqa at his shop in Mazar-i-Sharif. Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan's north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics -- but in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve the traditional textiles once integral to Afghan culture. FARSHAD USYAN / AFP
Best Photos of the Day
This photo shows Afghan tailors sewing clothes at Zarif Design House in Kabul. Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan's north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics -- but in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve the traditional textiles once integral to Afghan culture. WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP
Best Photos of the Day
This photo shows an Afghan tailor hanging an embroidered coat on the wall at Zarif Design House in Kabul. Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan's north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics -- but in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve the traditional textiles once integral to Afghan culture. WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP
Best Photos of the Day
This photo shows Afghan owner of Zarif Design House Zolaykha Sherzad showing an older traditional chopan (coat) to her employees at the Zarif Design House in Kabul. Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan's north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics -- but in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve the traditional textiles once integral to Afghan culture. WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP
Best Photos of the Day
This photo shows Afghan tailors sewing clothes at Zarif Design House in Kabul. Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan's north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics -- but in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve the traditional textiles once integral to Afghan culture. WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP
Best Photos of the Day
This photo shows the Afghan owner of Zarif Design House Zolaykha Sherzad (C) talking to her employees in Kabul. Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan's north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics -- but in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve the traditional textiles once integral to Afghan culture. WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP
Best Photos of the Day
In this photo an Afghan shopkeeper and provincial contractor of Zarif Design House shows original fabric to make a chapan (coat) at his shop in Mazar-i-Sharif. Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan's north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics -- but in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve the traditional textiles once integral to Afghan culture. FARSHAD USYAN / AFP
Best Photos of the Day
In this photo an Afghan shopkeeper and provincial contractor of Zarif Design House shows fabrics to make a chapan (coat) at his shop in Mazar-i-Sharif. Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan's north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics -- but in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve the traditional textiles once integral to Afghan culture. FARSHAD USYAN / AFP
Best Photos of the Day
This photo shows an Afghan tailor ironing clothes at Zarif Design House in Kabul. Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan's north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics -- but in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve the traditional textiles once integral to Afghan culture. WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP
Best Photos of the Day
In this photo an Afghan woman wearing a burqa weaves fabric to make a chapan (coat) on a loom at her home in Mazar-i-Sharif. Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan's north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics -- but in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve the traditional textiles once integral to Afghan culture. FARSHAD USYAN / AFP