Kuchi Beaded Tribal Medallions Gul - 3 Inches - Set of Four - Belly Dance Costuming DIY Rounds Rosettes Disks

 
 
 
 
 
 
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$20.00
Item No: TDG0969
Country of Origin: Pakistan
Materials : Glass Beads, Plastic Beads, Plastic Jewels, Fabric
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Set of four tribal beaded medallions called "gul".

Size:  About 3 inches across
Shape:  Slightly Pentagram
Center:  Plastic Jewels and Beads
Thickness:  About 3/8 inch
Base:  Fabric and Cardboard
Beads:  Glass
Predominant Colors: White, red
Matching-ish set of four - four have a purpose fabric base, one has a red fabric base.

Set of four round medallions.  These tribal pieces are called gul, and 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 (also possibly plastic beads that imitate tiny cowrie shells) 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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