Assorted Small Bags and Purses
 
         from the collection of Marla Mallett
 
Small bags and purses from various cultural groups around the world represent some of the most delightful small textiles.   A wide variety of these from my personal collection are posted below.  They range from 50 to 150 years old. 

To see complete views and larger details of the small bags below, click on the inventory numbers as you scroll downwards. 
Check out our HOME pages for other antique textile art.


Ottoman Coin Purse
Turkey
6"x 6"
Gold embroidery on silk velvet
E-3537


Pashtun Cosmetic Bag
Katawaz, Afghanistan
8"x 9"
Silk embroidery, gold couching,
mirror-work and pom-poms
E-9371


Ottoman Purse
Turkey
6"x 9" plus tassels
Silk chain-stitch embroidery and crochet
E-9620


Coin Purse
China
5"x 4"
Seed stitch embroidery with sequins
E-4717


Miao Purse
Guizhou, China
5"x 7"
Silk Peking stitch and couching
on cotton
E-4052


Kirghiz Knife Sheath
Uzbekistan
4"x 12" plus tassels
Silk chain stitch embroidery on
silk velvet
E-9261


Uzbek Purse
Uzbekistan
6"x 8"
Chain-stitch embroidery
on cotton
E-9628


Amulet Charm Bag
West Papua, New Guinea
6"x 9"
Shells, wild boar's teeth,
on cocoanut fiber
W-6072


Belt Purse
China
4"x 4"
Silk embroidery on silk satin
E-4459


Uzbek Coin Purse
Uzbekistan
6"x 5" plus tassels
Silk embroidery and braided binding
E-7271


Money Belt
China
Panel:  5"x 14"
Silk satin stitch embroidery
on silk satin
E-9623


Tiny Pashtun Coin Purse
Afghanistan
3"x 4" plus tassels
Embroidery, mirror-work, beads
and coins
W-9368


Belt Purse
China
3"x 6"
Silk embroidery on silk satin
E-9625


Pashtun Coin Purse

Katawaz, Afghanistan
4
"x 5"
Gold couching with beaded tassels
E-559


Dong Eyeglass Case
Guizhou, China
2"x 6"
Silk embroidery on cotton
W-8701


Coin Pursse
Afghanistan
5"x 5"
Silk chain stitch embroidery
with beadwork
E-246


Pair of Scent Purses
China
Each 3"x 6"
Brocaded, with wrapped tassels
E-9627



Hazara Wallet
Afghanistan
5"x 6"
Twill brocading, with beads
E-9375
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