The Pashtuns are the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan and a significant minority in Pakistan. Origins of Pashtuns are obscured in unwritten pages of history. Herodotus is the first western historian who mentions them by the names Paktyce, and Pakt. They have always lived in what is now southern and western Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan. Pashtuns have always been a martial race who have fought against the mighty empires of the area, from the Mauria; to the Moghuls; to the Persian Safavids; to the British and lately, along with other ethnic groups of Afghanistan against the Russians.The embroidered silk gowns, and the silver or white metal jewelry of the Pashtun women, especially those of the nomad women are second to none in their grace, attention to detail and artistic charm. Nomad style is proud to offer a hand-picked selection of Pashtun tribal clothing, textiles and jewelry to women with an extravagant taste.