Amulet Bag

Amulets were taken very seriously in the mostly Muslim Ottoman empire. Accordingly they were worn on  a chain around the neck or as attachments to one’s belt. This pouch, to be hung from a belt, provides protection and was probably used to store a fragile or scratchable amulet.

Silk velvet embroidered with metallic thread.

Circa: 19th c.

Origin: Turkey

Material: Silk velvet and metal thread

Condition: Excellent antique condition

Dimensions: 4" Dia

Inventory number: WR3925



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