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Vintage Tribal Talisman: Kuchi Beaded Remnant Amulet/Gul I Peron Set #18

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Look at the beautiful geometric designs in this textile set! This set contains two small pouches, called Taweez, and two Gul I Peron beaded patches.

Taweez is the Urdu word for amulet or talisman. Do a search for it and you will see that there are many kinds: taweez for love, taweez for health, taweez for prosperity, etc. Also spelled Ta'wiz or Tawiz, the use of talismans, amulets and charms are both allowed and forbidden by opposing Muslim teachers. Those against them, warn at how easily one can stray into clear-cut wrongful behavior, like worshiping other gods or putting faith into something that may not come from God. But, for the believers, their taweez will have holy writings or prayers embedded inside the piece.

This Taweez is a small beaded pouch with an opening that would hold the sacred writings or prayers. You could use it to hold coins or special jewelry. It would be a great "gift box" for a ring or other small gift. Add a cord or chain and wear it as a pendant. The beadweaving is lined with fabric and then attached over each side then closed with the beads along the edges.

The pouch on the bottom right has a snap on the inside, but the stitching has come loose. This could easily be repaired. Both are lined and are functional pouched in good condition.

The beaded disk has been salvaged from a garment or other piece. Called "Gul I Peron", which means "dress flower". Patches like this one are used by the Kuchi and other nomadic people in Afghanistan as a design element in their clothing. It might be sewn on to a dress or vest or on to another textile. There is cardboard between several layers of fabric which gives support to the beadwork.

Estimated age: 1980's

Dimensions:
Gul I Peron (top left): 5.25" x 5.25" (13.5 cm x 13.5 cm)
Gul I Peron (bottom left): diameter 2.75" (7 cm)
Taweez (top right): Each side 2.5" x 3" (6.5 cm x 8 cm)
Taweez (bottom right): 3" x 3.25" (7.5 cm x 8.5 cm)

Afghanistan has been at the heart of the crossroads for the Silk Road for centuries. Nomads and generations of ethnic groups have thrived on trade and beautiful handicraft skills. Textiles, embroidery and carpet weaving continue to represent a plethora of skills that extend on into metal work, wood work, and ceramics. Designs reflect both the beauty of nature and life of spirit in choice of colors and fluidity of the design.

Afghan Tribal Arts has been working with Afghan artists for more than 20 years. Handcarved semi-precious beads are the core focus of the business, but we also have a huge inventory of old and new textiles, carvings and metal work. Visit our shop here on Etsy to see our beautiful treasures!
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Learn more about Afghan Tribal Arts:

www.afghantribalarts.com
http://stureetribalvillage.blogspot.com/
Proud member of TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List: http://www.tafalist.com/members/afghan-tribal-arts n%20Tribal%20Arts
Look at the beautiful geometric designs in this textile set! This set contains two small pouches, called Taweez, and two Gul I Peron beaded patches.

Taweez is the Urdu word for amulet or talisman. Do a search for it and you will see that there are many kinds: taweez for love, taweez for health, taweez for prosperity, etc. Also spelled Ta'wiz or Tawiz, the use of talismans, amulets and charms are both allowed and forbidden by opposing Muslim teachers. Those against them, warn at how easily one can stray into clear-cut wrongful behavior, like worshiping other gods or putting faith into something that may not come from God. But, for the believers, their taweez will have holy writings or prayers embedded inside the piece.

This Taweez is a small beaded pouch with an opening that would hold the sacred writings or prayers. You could use it to hold coins or special jewelry. It would be a great "gift box" for a ring or other small gift. Add a cord or chain and wear it as a pendant. The beadweaving is lined with fabric and then attached over each side then closed with the beads along the edges.

The pouch on the bottom right has a snap on the inside, but the stitching has come loose. This could easily be repaired. Both are lined and are functional pouched in good condition.

The beaded disk has been salvaged from a garment or other piece. Called "Gul I Peron", which means "dress flower". Patches like this one are used by the Kuchi and other nomadic people in Afghanistan as a design element in their clothing. It might be sewn on to a dress or vest or on to another textile. There is cardboard between several layers of fabric which gives support to the beadwork.

Estimated age: 1980's

Dimensions:
Gul I Peron (top left): 5.25" x 5.25" (13.5 cm x 13.5 cm)
Gul I Peron (bottom left): diameter 2.75" (7 cm)
Taweez (top right): Each side 2.5" x 3" (6.5 cm x 8 cm)
Taweez (bottom right): 3" x 3.25" (7.5 cm x 8.5 cm)

Afghanistan has been at the heart of the crossroads for the Silk Road for centuries. Nomads and generations of ethnic groups have thrived on trade and beautiful handicraft skills. Textiles, embroidery and carpet weaving continue to represent a plethora of skills that extend on into metal work, wood work, and ceramics. Designs reflect both the beauty of nature and life of spirit in choice of colors and fluidity of the design.

Afghan Tribal Arts has been working with Afghan artists for more than 20 years. Handcarved semi-precious beads are the core focus of the business, but we also have a huge inventory of old and new textiles, carvings and metal work. Visit our shop here on Etsy to see our beautiful treasures!
_____________

Shipping is free on this item!

Follow Afghan Tribal Arts on Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/AfghanTribalArts

Learn more about Afghan Tribal Arts:

www.afghantribalarts.com
http://stureetribalvillage.blogspot.com/
Proud member of TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List: http://www.tafalist.com/members/afghan-tribal-arts n%20Tribal%20Arts

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(286)
Reviewed by JewelsbyEllena
5 out of 5 stars
May 1, 2018
As I expected. On time.
Red Jasper Oval Bead Strand- 2 cm, Afghanistan

Reviewed by JoleneRose
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 19, 2018
Red Kuchi Dress Yoke, Vintage Insert #21

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International customers, we are not allowed to describe our packages as "gifts". I know it decreases your customs fees, but other sellers have gotten into trouble for that, so it's really not a good idea.
I ship world wide and offer free shipping on purchases over $100. Multiple purchases are combined into one shipment.

Etsy has a system during the listing process where we have to estimate how much an item will cost in shipping if purchased with another item. This can be difficult given that I have a range of sizes and weights that could end up in a mix very different from the amount quoted. I refund the difference if it is over $.50 and often cover the expense if it's more than what was estimated, but every now and then, it might be too big of a difference. I can fit lots of the smaller items into a flat rate envelope, but on larger pieces, it would be best to ask about shipping if the total will be under $100.

International customers- I've had to revise this free shipping offer on heavier items- but I'll cover at least $20 on shipping.

Prices are quoted for USPS flat rate envelopes or priority mail, but I can ship snail mail if preferred. I use simple packaging, recycling when possible. I use Pay Pal's shipping services which provides a bar code and excellent tracking services, so I normally do not recommend insurance and confirmation, but can include it if requested. Customer pays for the extras.

International customers, we are not allowed to describe our packages as "gifts". I know it decreases your customs fees, but other sellers have gotten into trouble for that, so it's really not a good idea.

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Vintage Tribal Talisman: Kuchi Beaded Remnant Amulet/Gul I Peron Set #18

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  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: glass seed beads, fabric
  • Feedback: 286 reviews
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