Kyrgyz or Uzbek Felt, Central Asia, 19th C., 5’8” x 11’3”

 

Older than many we see, the distinguishing feature of this felt floor covering (as it was used by the people who made it) is the light coral red color seen in the borders. 

This is an unusual shade to see in these felts, a color that if seen in Anatolian wool textiles would be considered an ‘older’ feature. 

Older or not, it is an extremely pleasing shade where often either a harsher orange or yellow is often seen.

The condition is good, ie. no holes or repairs, but there is some minor light staining (see detail image) though it is safe to say this textile has yet to be professionally cleaned and the light staining may come out?

It may very well have been made by the Kyrgyz living in the Wakhan Corridor of NE Afghanistan, true wanderers/nomads in the tradition of their forebears in the distant past.

Price - $1600 including domestic USA shipping. 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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