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Pocket Bag3377/7
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Small embroidered envelope bag, made by folding and stitching three corners of a square together, leaving the fourth corner open as a flap. The exterior is embroidered with a large repeating geometric design (zigzag with arrows extending out from each corner in alternating directions) in burgundy, orange-gold and beige, and one line of black. All edges are finished with gold metallic thread. Two long pieces of thread are attached at the point of the flap. The bag is lined with a teal and red machine printed cotton textile, with a small leaf and berry pattern.

Culture
Pashtun ?
Material
cotton fibre, metal and silk fibre ?
Made in
Afghanistan
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Hat3377/5
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Small square-shaped hat with a pointed top. Hat has four sides, now folded flat on opposing sides. The exterior is black with a band of black velvet(?) fabric. The sides are decorated with a repeating scalloped design in beige with pink, teal, purple and olive green vertical stripes. The upper area of each side is decorated with an embroidered swirl design in beige, again with pink, teal, purple and olive green stripes. The interior is lined with a brown fabric.

Culture
Uzbek
Material
cotton fibre
Made in
Afghanistan ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Hat3377/3
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Brimless, short and rounded cap with a cylindrical band and four-sided pyramid top. Hat is completely embroidered with large geometric shapes in orange, deep purple, eggplant purple, dark green, red and light orange-brown. A couple twisted green threads hang from top point, and interior lined with a light grey fabric, and another square of fabric overlaid at centre.

Culture
Afghan ?
Material
cotton fibre
Made in
Afghanistan ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Bird Cage3377/9
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Bird cage composed of an off-white, gauze fabric tube. One end can be cinched by orange and navy thread ties, while the other end is closed by a hoop with a colourful woven net. The hoop is wrapped in purple fabric. The woven net is made using light blue, red, navy and orange thread.

Culture
Afghan
Material
cotton fibre and fibre
Made in
Afghanistan
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Hat3377/2
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Brimless, short and rounded cap in a reddish-brown velvet with a light brown band covered by a wide ribbon of metal thread. The hat is very rigid. The top has four heart-shapes beaded in yellow, dark blue, orange, light green and light blue with points meeting at centre, and metal stylized floral embroidery within. Some sequins are incorporated in and around the design.

Culture
Pashtun ?
Material
fibre, glass and metal
Made in
Afghanistan
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Hat3377/1
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Brimless, short and rounded cap fully embroidered in rows of repeating designs that wrap around the band. The geometric and floral designs are stitched in pale grey-green, eggplant, deep pink and dark teal silk thread, outlined by orange-gold silk thread in chain stitch. The dome has a small eight-point star design at centre, with a ring of fern-like leaves encircling it. Edge hemmed with light green, white and purple band. Lined with solid beige fabric.

Culture
Baluchi ? or Afghan ?
Material
cotton fibre and silk fibre
Made in
Afghanistan
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Necklace3376/3
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Long looped beaded neacklace. Composed of two lengths of cylindrical beaded strings with all four ends stitched together leaving two loops. The beadwork is wrapped around a rolled loosely woven natural-coloured textile base.

Culture
Zulu ?
Material
fibre and glass
Made in
South Africa
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Armband3376/2
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Beaded armband composed of a horizontal band with thick layers of beaded fringe. The band is backed by a loose weave textile formed into three tube-like rows beaded in pale pink. A thick fringe of twisted dark blue fibres, each with two large sections of white, light blue, olive green, each colour separated by a single red bead, with a space of fibre in between, and knotted below the upper section and at the end.

Culture
Zulu ?
Material
glass, fibre and dye
Made in
South Africa
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Chest Ornament3376/1
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Chest ornament composed of three sections with rolled horizontal beaded bands attached at either end by small rounded copper(?) buttons. The centre section three strips are covered in light pink beading with white, black, white, red, and white beading on either end. Hanging is a beaded rectangular ornament with two sections of blue and white checkerboard pattern, with three vertical bands of red / white / red. Ends in short fringe of black beading with white tips. Long twisted ropes hang down on either side of the chest piece with large blue and light yellow beads, copper rings and bells.

Culture
Zulu ?
Material
glass, fibre and copper metal ?
Made in
South Africa
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Vest3377/13
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Silk vest with plaited gold-coloured metallic ribbon applique. The iridescent silk changes from dark pink to orange. Front has four flat pockets, two on each side, all heavily decorated with appliqué designs. On either side of the front opening are appliqué paisley designs. The entire garment is edged with two ribbons of metallic applique. The vest has a low collar, lined with a red and yellow floral fabric, and lapels. The left side of the opening has four button holes. Lined with a light brown fabric, and dark blue velvet strips on the side of each opening.

Culture
Pashtun ?
Material
silk fibre, metal and fibre
Made in
Afghanistan ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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