These vintage wallets are from Afghanistan, showing traditional embroidery by the Kuchi, Pashtun, and Hazara. The stitching is amazing! The wallets are perfect to store jewelry or any special objects. They should be handled with some care as they are old, estimated to be from the 1970’s or earlier. They range in price from $36-$71 USD.
We also carry small and large textiles using similar embroidery techniques.
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.
Recommended reading: “Traditional Textiles of Central Asia” by Janet Harvey, a wonderful illustrated book on textiles from Afghanistan and the region.
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 on Etsy to see our beautiful treasures!
Afghan Tribal Arts
Abdul Wardak of Afghan Tribal Arts Abdul Wardak has been importing from Afghanistan and the region since the early 1980’s. Beads carved from semi-precious stones are the core of the business, but Afghan Tribal Arts also has an extensive collection of tribal jewelry, textiles, carpets, and vintage functional crafts.
We normally use the USPS (United Postal Service) flat rate services, but can ship 1st class if requested. There is a significant price difference, especially for international orders. However, there is no insurance available for 1st class airmail.
Refunds are for products only. Customer pays for shipping on purchases and returns.
Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy
Afghan Tribal Arts accepts returns on any products purchased through its Etsy shop or here on Artizan Made, no questions asked. We want you to be happy with what you get! Returns must be made within 14 days of purchase unless agreed upon otherwise.
Jeff Elliott creates hand blown glass vessels in Pleasanton, California. The glass art Closed Bowl collection featured here shows some of his work. Visit his shop on Etsy to see other shapes, colors and paper weights.
Cheryl Wolff Ceramics feature home and garden products inspired by simple living with style. The Zen Plate designs appeal to the art of displaying good foods. In Japan, round foods are served on square plates and vice versa. With Cheryl's plates, all options are valid!
Hungarian artist, Era Hódi, enjoys creating home decor textiles and boho fashion wear using different techniques. The lace crochet top line is feminine and versatile. Visit her shop on Etsy for more crocheted garments and accessories and other works.
Down To The Wire Designs is the art of Chuck Domitrovich who specializes in his metalsmith wedding bands, often using floral and nature designs. Check his shop on Etsy for earrings, pendants and other jewelry.