Another departure in shape and using applique as the main embellishment with minimal embroidery.
Bags of this shape are known as spoon bags in Central Asia. They are used to carry spoons and other utensils. I ripped the shape, including the flap shape, from a late 18th century example and then went my merry way with the embellishment.
The appliques are very specifically Uzbek/Lakai. The central embroidery is an experiment in wrapping threads and while it looks pretty, I am not sure I really like it.
The fringe is tri-colored, which sometimes occurs on bags from the area.
The fulled wool disc appique on the flap remains unfinished as I have yet to find something I want to put up there.
This is another 'car project', created during my son's second year in school. The Third Grade project is the Spider Bag and the Fourth Grade Project is the Rabbit bag. I considered it a good use of minutes spent waiting that might otherwise have gone to waste.
The embroidery is done in DMC #5 perl cotton. The ground is fulled wool as are the appliques. The fringe is also done in DMC #5 perl and embellished with red glass beads.
A close-up of the thread wrapped embroidery of the center motif.
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