Afghani Mirror and Embroidery Textile Patch

$5.00
Item No: TXE0021
Country of Origin: Pakistan/Afghanistan
Materials: Fabric
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Old textile piece on colorful fabric with handmade shisha mirrors.  The original purpose of most of these pieces was to add decoration to clothing.  Panels are usually taken from the edges of large belled sleeves.  Patches were also most likely dress adornment.  Made in complex patterns in bright colors on multiple layers of fabric, tribal embroidery is often quite sophisticated and finely worked with tiny, precise stitches.  To use on costuming, trim to fit your project, turn raw edges under and stitch in place. 

Pink satin fabric base, colorful thread embroidery, some metallic braid and trim, and handmade shisha mirrorwork.  This patch has probably been cut from an old dress or other article of clothing to use on another, newer item.  Total measurements for this piece are approximately 10.5 inches across and 8.5 inches top to bottom.  Textiles add lots of tribal detail to costumes.  Use on belts, bras, skirts or accessory pieces.  

This is a tribally used item.  These pieces are entirely produced by hand and measurements will vary in places.  This item has been taken from old clothing or other personal items and may be torn or frayed, have raw edges, may be dirty or smell of animals, smoke or incense.  

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