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Catalog number 2010.6.26
Title Embroidered pouch
Object Name Textile
Description Pouch with cotton backing fabric, silk embroidery, and a long tie cord, similar to a khalta bag, used for small personal items.

“Shorter strips of cross-stitch in patterns similar to segusha (V-shaped forms) are folded in half and stitched together to form small pouches. A long string, sometimes tasseled, is attached to the top, to close the bag or tie it to a belt. The pouches are used to carry tea, cosmetics and other small personal items; for sewing materials, small enough to be carried over the shoulder or in a pocket; for holding money, salt, or mirrors. The patterns of authentic pouches are made to fit the bag's shape, while many spurious ones are constructed from cut down segusha.”
Kate Fitz Gibon and Andrew Hale, "Uzbek Embroidery in the Nomadic Tradition," 2007.
Medium/Material Cotton/Silk
Dimensions H-6 W-4 inches
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 2000
Search Terms 20th Century AD
Bag
Central Asia
Floral motif, textile
Textile
Uzbekistan
Exhibition and Publication History *"Interwoven Worlds: Exploring Domestic and Nomadic Life in Turkey," GTM at Flushing Town Hall, March 9-April 29, 2012. A. Winter and A. Bauer, Curators.
Culture Uzbekistan