Registration Technician Chelsea Hick secures Central Asian bags for The Textile Museum’s upcoming move to GW. These bags are sturdy enough to be transported without individual mounts, so Hick is placing them on a batting and muslin pillow, and securing them by pinning twill tape down with straight pins in between the objects. Now, these objects will not shift and are nicely cushioned.
Bags, Central Asia, Uzbekistan, 19th–20th century. TM 1982.39.3, 8, 9, and 10. Ruth Lincoln Fisher Memorial Fund.
Bag, Central Asia, Uzbekistan, 20th century. TM 1993.36.15. Gift of Gerald and Betty Maizlish.
Comb Purse, Iran or Turkmenistan, 19th–20th century. TM 2000.26.5. Gift of Mrs. Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian in memory of Dr. Abol Bashar Farmanfarmaian.
My mum came across my very first embroidery while clearing out the spare room, circa Year 4 (aged 8 or 9). I think I’ve got a little better but this did win an award so it’s one of the pinnacles of my career.
It’s really cute! Is that your design I can see next to it?