Afghanistan 1965 Reel 37 of 40

Category: Travelogue

Length: 16:53
Film ID F16-0288
Film Description Reel 37 of 40
Unedited travelogue


Cat. Reel 288 1965: Reel 37: Afghanistan. June 16-21. Andkhoy. Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh.

Mosaics in alcove.
Minaret (100 mm, mcu).
Two mosaics: probably from a wall.
Shrine entrance: pan to ceiling.
Ceiling mosaic (good shot. 100 mm).
Tile or wooden window (mcu).
Carved wooden panel (cu).
Prayer hall: interior. Calligraphy in Arabic - Quran.
Arch or gate of Balkh Pan: structural details.
Balkh Gate: collapsed dome and tile.
The Green Mosque: still in good condition.
Mosque dome: dark interior, but craftsmanship is evident.
Old wall, towers.
Arab nomads: open-ended tent.
Tent and contents.
En-route from Mazar-i-Shrif to Andkhoy
Arab tribal girl with red scarf. Baby in swinging crib.
Digging a well using pulley device (at Andkhoy).
Market (at Andkhoy).
Wooden camel saddle (cu).
Wooden mortars for sale.
Horses, donkeys.
Skin water bag carried, over the shoulder.
Round grass or mud hut shelter in field.
Camel carrying two goats (mcu).
Camel caravan carrying grain.
Coffee shop: interior, note cup rack.
Lorry to transport a broken-down car.
Loading car in lorry: native men helping.
Sorting Karakul skins at Maimana.
Yurt camp.
Wall of old city of Herat, in ruins.
Jama Masjid
Main gate.
Tile work (cu).
Top of arch in alcove: details (cu).
Quran calligraphy (cu).
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Watson Kintner
Topics Andkhoy, Mazar-i-Sharif, Mosques, Nomads
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