AUD $86.00
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Pashtun Embroidered Pouch

Sorry, this special little pouch is no longer available. However, we've just received a few more which will be onsite soon.

A genuine traditional piece, a fully hand embroidered square of cotton, lined with an old Russian “Paisley” cotton print, then folded like an envelope. Hand sewn up with the flap left open, this then encloses the pouch, when it is rolled.
It is then bound with it’s cord to be securely tucked in the belt or bag.

Used to hold whatever is needed, I’ve always thought of tobacco, but we’re talking desert nomad.

Applied tassels embellished with small exotic/protective seashells (one tassel missing.) wonderful use incorporating the original print of the cotton base, is actually revealed only because the embroidered stitches have worn away, adding very much to the unique qulaities of this little treasure.
Tiny stains and wear all to be expected.
Bit frayed, few loose threads inside, rubbing has caused the black threads to have eroded. Leaving the delightfully coloured pattern visible, causing an amazing visual confusion – I thought it intentional, at first.
Now I’ve seen the missing black! (in rugs and it seems embroideries the black used corrodes the fibres, eating any black areas, often happening all over a rug, as though it were intended.)

These smaller original/non tourist pieces are becoming quite sort after, especially if containing an old Russian treat, as a bonus.
So much self expression is to be appreciated in these finely counted and stitched patterns, each appears to be different, like a miniature rug, once again I’m being captured by their spell!

It may be slightly older than I’ve said (?) but that’s open to debate.

Age: Mid 20th Century. (Perhaps Earlier?)

Size: L 28 mm x W 23 mm

Weight: 31 grams