TA AS A R E VIE W VOLUME 31 NO.1 – TAASA Review March 2022


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Lady from Reksht making her own cigarettes. Doris Forbes Skrine Collection, British Library, MSS EU F154/54.

Courtesy Skrine estate Driving to the Kashgar market, John Gollings, 2005.

© John Gollings No photographs accompanied the publication of the Sykes’s book but this description matches Doris Skrine’s water colours. The impression given by Doris Skrine’s water colours and other documents suggest that the Islamic culture of Kashgar during the 1920s was a relatively tolerant one that did not seek to restrict the physical freedom of women in matters of clothing, transport or participation in public life...