24” x 24” (not including fringe)
2” hand-made twisted cotton fringe with metal spangles and small white glass beads
Silk hand-embroidery on maroon cotton
Silk ikat borders
Backed with printed cotton
Very good condition
Lining print Illustrated in RUSSIAN TEXTILES page 127
Small embroideries like this are often called “mirror bags” (aina khalta).
Originally they were backed with a cloth pouch in order to hold a mirror or other small items. More recently, they were simply used as decorative hangings.
If you are interested in this wall hanging and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.