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Purse or pocket

Type
Textile
Historical period(s)
20th century
Medium
Fabric, mirror glass with embroidery, satin and interlacing stitches
Dimension(s)
H x W: 35 x 29.7 cm (13 3/4 x 11 11/16 in)
Geography
Pakistan, Sind
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. M. Bryant
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1991.28
Label
This is a trapezoidal purse or pocket with a drawstring opening which has embroidered geometric designs in satin, interlacing stitches as well as peacock designs, and discs of mirror glass. It was made by the Sodha community.
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Costume and Textile
Keyword(s)
embroidery, interlacing stitch, mirrorwork, Pakistan, satin stitch
Collection(s) Area
South Asian and Himalayan Art

Rights Statement
Undetermined copyright






We are excited to reopen the Freer in October 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.