26” x 125”
Silk couching stitch hand-embroidery
Machine-embroidered black cotton trim
Very good condition except for a few scattered stains on the ground cloth (see last two photos); embroidery all intact; no fading or color runs
Illustrated in SILK and COTTON pages 202-203
A “zardevor” was a long narrow embroidery that hung just below the ceiling of an important room and served as a sort of frieze along one or more walls.
Often it was embroidered with words of good wishes. The Uzbek words on this piece loosely translate as “Friendship is eternal – Gulnora Karomat – 1981 – May the friendship of our hearts stay as pure as a spring.”
If you are interested in this zardevor and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.