Spectacle case

This embroidered spectacle case is made from velvet. The colourful floral motifs and that of a rooster are created from coloured silk thread using the raised satin stitch. This is a technique where flat stitches are used to cover an area of the fabric. Metallic thread couching is used to create a border of decorative patterns along the edges of this piece. These ‘duan nipah’ cases were flattened pouches with double layered cases. They consist of a slightly larger outer case which serves as the cover, made to slip snugly over the inner case or container.