Uzbek(?) Pile Band, Central Asia, 19th C., 10" x 8'

Another pile band attributable to the non Turkmen Central Asian tribes of Central Asia.  Whether it is Uzbek or not is unclear and perhaps something we may never be able to determine for sure.  But the graphic appeal of the design is unmistakable, with a boldly drawn pattern with large latch hooks running the length of the weaving. 

The condition is pretty good, there is very little wear (though, for the most part, not full pile) but in places the selvedges have eroded (see detail images).  The colors are all derived from natural dyes.

 

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