Lakai Embroidery, Central Asia, 19th century, 1’ 3” x 1’ 11”

An exceptional example of Lakai embroidery from Central Asia.  Rarely do we see such stellar embroideries circulating in the marketplaces these days, as the dearth of  collectible textiles from this group becomes more apparent with time.  Lesser examples are commonly found, most of which include synthetic dyes or undeveloped or misunderstood designs.  

While naturally shying away from dealer hyperbole, it is easy to identify this example as being “world class”.  The drawing is exceptionally dynamic, the palette is pure and devoid of later dyes, and the condition is outstanding.


For further information on this piece, you may contact Thomas Cole

















For further information on this piece, you may contact Thomas Cole