antique and richly embroidered Koran bag or dowry bags from Sindh Pakistan.(Bokche)
The bag is made of cotton fabric, decorated with crank embroidery and small mirrors. At the upper end there is a loop for fastening.
Width approx. 40 cm, approx. 83 cm long
60% cotton, 40% silk
An embroidered oriental boktsche is one of the most coveted pieces in a collection of oriental textiles. It is handcrafted in one piece with silk on cotton fabric, folded like an envelope and very artistically decorated. At the wedding ceremony, the boktsche, such as the wrappings from Central Asia, are said to be used to keep bread or Koran bags warm, and later to store personal belongings of the have served wife.
A truly remarkable Islamic bag of unusual qualities.
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