Next Up on the Craft Table: Mongolian Snuff Pouch

Now that I have completed my first set of Mongol clothes, I have to get to work on the “accessories”.  My first project is going to be making a snuff bottle pouch, which I will use to hold my keys, wallet, and anything else important.  The bag itself is of very simple design, but they are almost universally very highly decorated with embroidery, which is not so simple.  I bought some wonderful silk embroidery thread in the very gaudy (but very accurately Mongol) colors of burnt umber, magenta, lime green, gold, and purple.  I’m still trying to come up with a finalized design, but here are some examples of the pouches, so you can get an idea of what I’ll be doing:

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