Uzbekistan, mid-20th century

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17” x 17” (as shown)

Silk chain stitch on cotton ground cloth

Silk fringe with metal spangles and little clear beads

Backed with dark gray cotton fabric

Very good condition


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.

Price: $35.00
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