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Pocket Bag

MOA: University of British Columbia


Small embroidered envelope bag, made by folding and stitching three corners of a square together, leaving the fourth corner open as a flap. The exterior is embroidered with a large repeating geometric design (zigzag with arrows extending out from each corner in alternating directions) in burgundy, orange-gold and beige, and one line of black. All edges are finished with gold metallic thread. Two long pieces of thread are attached at the point of the flap. The bag is lined with a teal and red machine printed cotton textile, with a small leaf and berry pattern.

  • Type of Item bag
  • Culture Pashtun
  • Material cotton fibre, metal, silk fibre
  • Measurements height 18.1 cm, width 13.0 cm (overall)

  • Previous Owner Karl Perrin
  • Received from Karl Perrin

  • Made in Afghanistan
  • Collected in Afghanistan

  • Collection Date between 1967 and 1969
  • Ownership Date before August 1, 2019
  • Acquisition Date on August 1, 2019

  • Item Classes textiles
  • Condition fair
  • Accession Number 3377/0007