Old textile piece on colorful fabric with metallic embroidery. 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.
Green fabric base, some pink embroidery and silver zardozi embroidery. Total measurements for this piece are 30 inches long and about 7 inches wide (embroidery is about 27 inches long). This piece looks like a work in progress and appears unfinished. 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.