Purse or pocket

Historical period(s)
20th century
Medium
Fabric, mirror glass with embroidery, satin and interlacing stitches
Dimensions
H x W: 35 x 29.7 cm (13 3/4 x 11 11/16 in)
Geography
Pakistan, Sind
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. M. Bryant
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1991.28
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Costume and Textile
Type

Textile

Keywords
embroidery, interlacing stitch, mirrorwork, Pakistan, satin stitch
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

This is a trapezoidal purse or pocket with a drawstring opening which has embroidered geometric designs in satin, interlacing stitches as well as peacock designs, and discs of mirror glass. It was made by the Sodha community.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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