Vintage Tribal Talisman: Kuchi Beaded Remnant, Gul I Peron Patch Set #39
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Vintage Tribal Talisman: Kuchi Beaded Remnant, Gul I Peron Patch Set #39


Afghan Tribal Arts has been importing from Afghanistan and the region since the 1980’s. The focus is on vintage textiles and tribal jewelry as well as new gemstone beads made for jewelry designers. Clicking on the Shop on Etsy button will take you to our shop there where you can see what is currently in stock.


This set of remnants contains four ”Gul I Peron” tribal disks/patches. The beaded disks have 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. The largest disk has beautiful gold metallic stitching.

Estimated age: 1980’s

Gul I Peron (top left): diameter 3.25″ (8 cm)
Gul I Peron (top right): diameter 5.25″ (13.5 cm)
Gul I Peron (bottom left): diameter 7″ (18 cm)
Gul I Peron (bottom right): diameter 5.25″ (13.5 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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I have been importing from Central Asia since the 1980’s. Afghan Tribal Arts focuses on hand carved gemstones, beads, tribal jewelry, vintage textiles and nomadic carpets. We have a huge inventory of handmade crafts from around the world.

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