Central Asia. Early 20th century

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Central Asia, early 20th century

14” x 11.5”

Silk hand-embroidery on black velvet

Red cotton trim

Backed with undyed, felted sheep(?) wool

Very good condition – one small area of embroidery damage

Illustrated in Silk and Cotton page 226

The embroidery is done in classic Kyrgyz lacing stitch outlined with fine chain stitches. The motifs are classic rams’ horns that serve as talismanic symbols.

The red trim may not be original and the piece probably would have been surrounded by fringe. It would have had a pouch sewn to the back in order to hold small items and hung on the lattice walls of a Kyrgyz yurt.

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


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