Embroidered Pouch, Uzbek from the Shakhrysabs region of Central Asia, 19th C., 4” x 6”

Another lovely pouch used for valuable with a distinctive shape and lovely palette.
The work involved with making these small objects for domestic use illustrates that time was never an issue in simpler times for these people.   Undoubtedly a woman could easily make one in her free time in between caring for the children and taking care of her man, among other domestic chores.

The condition is perfect, and all the colors are derived from natural dyes.  One of the dyes appears to be “faded” but it is probably a logwood dye, seen in Chinese rugs, that the Uzbek used as well in silk thread that may very well have been a trade item from further east.

 

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