Uzbekistan, mid-20th century

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7” x 5.35”

Silk and cotton hand-embroidered chain stitch on cotton

Chain stitch embroidered trim

Russian printed-cotton lining

Good condition


Among the most utilitarian (and beautiful) textiles found in Central Asian homes were bags. Every one of them – from large storage and transport bags to small embroidered bags such as this – had a purpose. The woman who embroidered this bag no doubt had a specific use in mind – perhaps it held personal objects, or small household items.

A nice little bag with a light-colored spiraling sun motif on one side mirrored by a dark sun on the other side.


If you are interested in this small bag and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.

Price: $30.00
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