BUGJAMA (ATOTNB-176)

Uzbekistan, c.1970s-80s


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32” x 32” (plus 3” fringe)

Silk hand-embroidery on dark red cotton sateen

Silk fringe with old plastic & pearl buttons

Chain-stitched border

Unlined

Very good condition

 

A bugjama was used to wrap clothing and bedding (the bottom two photos show a complete bugjama). Often they were cut down like this piece and laid between the stack of bedding quilts (called a “chuk”) with the decorative embroidery hanging down in front. With time, the plain cotton or wool cloth (red was the preferred color) was often discarded and only the embroidery retained.

Small stylized ram’s horn motifs, protective symbols, are used in the border pattern.

This work work well as a cover for a small end table.

 

If you are interested in this bugjama and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.

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Price: $75.00
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