Bag

About this object

History of use

Everyday use. Perhaps part of a dowry.

Iconographic meaning

Sun disc design represents life-giving forces.

Physical description

Small, square, embroidered bag, composed of two embroidered squares that have been stitched together on three edges, with one edge left open. A large ‘hooked sun disc’ design is embroidered in predominantly orange floss on deep purple background, and is placed off-centre, bordered with bands of meandering embroidery patterns and couched metallic braid. The two sides of the bag are virtually identical, except for minor design details. The three closed edges of the bag are embellished with multicoloured glass beading; the open edge is embellished with yellow and white beading. The embroidery is backed with red cotton textile.