Pair of Vintage Kuchi Beaded Tribal Medallions Gul - 3.25 Inches - Belly Dance Costuming DIY Rounds Rosettes Disks - SALE

Was: $12.00
Now: $8.00
Item No: TDG0704
Country of Origin: Pakistan
Materials : Glass Beads, Fabric, Glass Mirrors
Qty in Stock: 1

Pair of vintage Afghani tribal beaded medallions called "gul".

About 3.25 inches across
Round medallions
Small mirror in the center
Matched set
Less than 1/2 inch thick
Layered fabric and cardboard base
Tribally used item

These old beaded pieces have been removed from old clothing or other decorative items.  Because these pieces are handmade, there may be some slight variation in size, shape or pattern.  Medallions are 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.    

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.  If necessary, beadwork can often be repaired simply by running a bit of beading floss through the beads and knotting it securely.


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