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A vintage beaded purse from Afghanistan - Pashtun

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Textiles: Pre 1960: item # 1177465

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A vintage beaded purse from Afghanistan - Pashtun

This vintage purse from Afghanistan is worked in a variation of ladder stitch and Bukhara couching to form repeating whorl and volute motifs. Silk and metallic thread are embroidered on a green polyester ground. The purse feature two inside pockets lined with red printed cotton, with the outer edges fringed with blue glass seed beads to protect against the evil eye. It measures 10.5 x 14 cm when closed, 13.8 x 25 cm when opened and dates to the mid or late 20th century.

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