Two Afghani Embroidery Textile Patches - PAIR - Tribal Belly Dance Costuming

Item No: TXE0057
Country of Origin: Pakistan/Afghanistan
Materials: Fabric, Glass Mirrors
Qty in Stock: 1

Two old textile pieces on colorful fabric with intricate 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 dress 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 or decorative items - trim to fit your project, turn raw edges under and stitch in place. 

These two pieces are created on green base fabric with multi-colored embroidery and a few handworked shisha mirrors.  These two pieces are similar but not exactly matching.  Measurements of the embroidery sections for these two pieces are about 8.5 inches long and about 6.5 to 7.25 inches wide.  Textiles add lots of tribal detail to costumes.  Use on belts, bras, skirts and headpieces or use to add interest to household items and accessories.    

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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