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Large Vintage Afghan Beadwork Embellishments

Large Vintage Afghan Beadwork Embellishments


A set of four vintage handmade beadwork embellishments from Afghanistan circa late 1970. These are wonderful circular patches with delicate small beads hand sewn in to create stylish patterns and designs. Beadwork is a universal art form from many continents and ages. The max diameter of the largest patch is approx 8.3cm and the smallest 6.7cm. These designs are solar and floral in appearance and would have probably adorned dresses and jackets as decorative features. Due to past conflicts and troubles in the country a lot of traditional items have unfortunately been destroyed. A culture rich in magic and superstition has been suppressed by current views and political turmoil.

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