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Completely hand beaded vintage item. You will receive two pair of beaded medallions shown in the photo. Actual colors may vary depending on your monitor. Traditionally used to decorate dresses, these are known as "gul de peron", or dress flowers, in the Afghan Farsi language, made by little Afghan girls who specialize in bead work and embroidery.

Colorful Pashtun tribal motif. Pashtun are the majority ethnic group in Afghanistan. Use to make belts, head pieces, embellish costumes and clothing, or as wall hangings, coasters, tea mats, and trivets in your home. You can remove the round medallions with embroidery scissors or a seam ripper and you will have 2 discs and 1 beaded panel from each set to use for your projects. Suitable for use in Navajo and other Native American baby naming ceremony traditions or as protective amulets. Handmade of tiny colored glass seed beads with cotton fabric backing.

SIZE: Dimensions are approximate. Beaded medallions measure 5" and 5 1/2" diameter connected by 7" long x 5" wide beaded panels (overall length 17 1/2").

CONDITION: Good vintage condition despite age and wear. Some threads may need trimming, bead work is intact. Item needs a good cleaning. Circa mid to late 20th century, from Afghanistan and Northwest Pakistan.

COMPOSITION: Glass, cotton, acrylic mirrored discs, may contain mirrors, rivets, or stone.
Michele Rabushka Lysik

Two Pair of Vintage Afghan Large Tribal Beaded Medallions Gul


  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: glass, base metal, metallic thread, mirrors
  • Feedback: 2645 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Connecticut, United States