Afghans by Roderick D MacKenzie



Title

Afghans

Artist

Roderick D MacKenzie

Ref GM904
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 30" x 18" (76 x 46 cm)
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Description  
The Pakistani province of Baluchistan is a mountainous desert area and has a population of about 7.5 million people. It borders Iran and Afghanistan and its southern boundary is the Arabian Sea. The capital is Quetta and the population consists of Baluch together with Pashto-speaking Afghans. The second half of the 19th century was a turbulent time in the area, where the British had first arrived in 1839. The British allowed the Baluchis to have the greatest degree of autonomy possible, as long as they did not conflict with British interests. A war-like nation here depicted at the turn of the 19th/20th century in their natural habitat.