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A funely embroidered Hazara purse - central Afghanistan

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Textiles: Pre 1980: item # 1169498

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A funely embroidered Hazara purse - central Afghanistan

The Hazara embroidery of central Afghanistan is extremely fine, worked typically in brick stitch in diamond motifs surrounded by hooked diamonds. This purse was probably used to store a precious object such as the soil or holy stone brought from the holy city of Kerbala. This purse measures 13 x 22.5 cm when open, 9.6 x 13 cm when closed. Silk thread embroidered in brick stitch on cotton. Condition is excellent, and its estimated age is mid to late 20th century.

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