Embroidery Fragment, Uzbek, Central Asia, 19th C., 7” x 1’
A fragment of what was probably once a square embroidered panel, attributable to the Uzbeks of Central Asia. The age of this textile is determined by the fact the dyes are all ‘good’, all natural dyes with a design that is familiar to older examples of the type. The element seen on the yellow ground of one of the compartments is quite nicely drawn, a motif that might also be encountered in the pile weavings of the Tekke Turkmen (used as a secondary device).
The condition is good, and the colors are all derived from natural dyes. The soft lemon yellow is an older color than other yellow hues seen in what must be later examples.
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