The chapan is a traditional coat worn by men throughout the "Stans" of Central Asia…Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. Recently, the chapan has been given as a gift to foreigners working together with Afghanistan towards a peaceful future.
No matter the diSTANce that separates us...
we should STANd together...
to celebrate our most outSTANding cultures!
So we’re celebrating Afghanistan with this STANdout chapan fabric tote of our own…
Here’s to a world of underSTANding and to feeling good—because after all, it’s Friday!
-Jack & Alley, Co-Founders
(Chapan Photos: The Wall Street Journal; Mission East; UN Multimedia)
(Afghanistan Photos: @simrankaur.lohnes)
When in a new country, it is tempting to focus all your attention on running from landmark to landmark to go out and see the new culture. But there is something special about slowing down to let a piece of the country come to you—preferably home cooked and served on a silver trimmed platter!