"AINA KHALTA" MIRROR BAG (ATTHBBRT-162)

Uzbekistan, 3rd quarter 20th century


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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.

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Price: $75.00
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