A small embroidered purse from Jaghori in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, circa mid 20th century. On fine black cotton and lined with printed fabric from Ivanovo. Extremely fine silk thread in mostly satin stitch, in various shades of yellow, green, purple and brick red, forming small, regular chevron patterns in diagonal across the entire surface of the purse. A white plastic button serves as a closure. Filling stitch is used on the flap to produce a diagonal design which is set inside another row of satin stitches in white. The background cotton fabric is almost completely obscured by the embroidery. This is a simple yet complex piece of embroidery. It measures 4 x 4 inches when closed, 4 x 6 1/8 inches when opened.