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Pouch

MOA: University of British Columbia

3332/17

Small circular pouch with needlepoint(?) embroidery on both sides. Composed of two small circular pieces of fabric, stitched together with green floss. Deep pink background with dark blue dot at centre with three-pronged leaves(?) extending out in either light green or olive green. Two white buttons, one on either side of top of opening. Decorating the edge of the pouch are ten short beaded tassels, five on either side of one long beaded tassel, which extends down from bottom centre. Each tassel has three small translucent beads, one large pink bead, and a small royal blue bead. Pouch is edged with thick red thread, and a single row of small white beads.


  • Type of Item pouch
  • Culture Pashtun
  • Material plastic, fibre, dye
  • Measurements height 12.5 cm, width 10.0 cm (overall)

  • Previous Owner Imelda Phelan, Fergus MacIntosh
  • Received from Imelda Phelan, Fergus MacIntosh

  • Made in Pakistan

  • Ownership Date before November 20, 2018
  • Acquisition Date on November 20, 2018

  • Item Classes textiles
  • Condition good
  • Accession Number 3332/0017