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A small Hazara purse from Bamiyan province

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Textiles: Pre 1960: item # 1100737

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A small Hazara purse from Bamiyan province

This charming beaded purse is from Bamiyan, Afghanistan and measures 12 x 23.5 cm when opened, 10 x 12.5 cm when closed. Satin stitch, cross stitch and filling stitch in silk thread, depicting stylized floral motifs in vibrant colors. This textile is typical of Hazara embroidery in its dynamic use of color. The outer edges are embellished with pompoms and blue and orange beads, while the inside features Bokhara couching laced with gold thread (zardozi). The purse has two inside pockets lined with orange cotton. Condition: Excellent. Circa mid 20th century.

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