Kuchi Afghani tribal beadwork panel. Beaded panels add a touch of authenticity to tribal dance costuming with their bright colors. Each is as unique and different as a work of art!
Length: 16.75 inches
Width: 1.75 inches band, 5 inches point of triangle
Tribally used item.
These beaded pieces have been removed from old clothing or other decorative tribal items. Because these pieces are handmade, there may be some slight variation in size, shape or pattern. This panel is 16.75 inches long and 5 inches wide at the point of the triangle. Pretty primary colors in red blue and yellow with a tiny bit of white. This is a flat piece of beadwork, like the type made on a beading loom with pieces or panels joined together. Small decorative drops along the bottom edge are not included in the total measurements listed here. There is one small place where it appears that two panels were joined and there is now a small hole. There is a photo of this flaw included on this page.
Afghani beadwork is made from glass seed beads and a backing material that can include a cardboard or plastic disc covered in fabric or a backing of felt, which can sometimes be made from animal hair. Backing material may be quite thick or stiff, or can be thin and flexible. If you have questions about a specific item, please email your questions to info @ redcamel.net.
Afghani beadwork is some of the finest in the world, often with intricate mathematical patterns. (Studies have been done on the mathematics of Kuchi beadwork - ask me about it!) Please be aware that these pieces have been used and reused, often many times, and will show wear in places. Beadwork can often be repaired simply by running a bit of beading floss through the beads and knotting it securely. If you have questions about our beadwork, please contact us at info @ redcamel.net.