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Pocket Bag

MOA: University of British Columbia


Tiny embroidered envelope bag, made by folding and stitching the edges of the rectangle together, leaving the other pointed end open as a flap. The exterior is embroidered with fine repeating diamond design in gold, burgundy, black and light green. All edges are finished with red trim. Two small tufts of green thread are attached on either side of the flap, and one yellow tuft at the point. The bag is lined with faded black textile.

  • Type of Item bag
  • Culture Hazara
  • Material cotton fibre, silk fibre
  • Measurements height 7.5 cm, width 5.5 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 3377/0008