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Afghan Coats

The Afghan Coat was a fur-lined and trimmed sheepskin or goatskin coat, sometimes with intricate embroidery decoration, but often crudely made.

Particularly loved by hippies – and especially popular with groups like The Rolling Stones and The Beatles – the coats were sometimes lined with patchouli to cover the terrible smell of the fur (although the ecologically conscious favoured artificial fur).

For those who could afford it, imports from the Middle East were preferred.