87” long x 74” wide
Three joined lengths of good quality printed-cotton fabric: 2 panels at 87”x30”; one panel 87”x14”
Very good condition except for one small tear and one patch (see bottom photos). Fabric strong.
Illustrated in SILK and COTTON, page 272
This was used as a quilt cover (“kurpa”) over a thick cotton insert. Many Uzbek homes had little furniture and “kurpas” such as this example were spread on the floor at night to sleep on. During the day they would be folded up and neatly stacked with other bedding in a pile against the wall. This stack was called a “chuk”
The archival photograph by Max Penson, c.1930s-40s, shows an Uzbek family having a meal with stacks of bedding quilts lining the wall behind them. A faux-ikat quilt can be seen in the top left corner.
The top photo shows one quarter of the quilt cover (too large for me to shoot the entire piece).
If you are interested in this quilt cover please contact Susan Meller.