Uzbek or Turkmen(?) Jajim, Central Asia (middle Amu Darya region),
late 19th/early 20th Century, 5’10” x 4’4”

  

An exceptionally colorful flat weave, intended to be used as a cover or to wrap up personal possessions (ie. clothing, bedding) for storage.  The colors are lovely, a cacophony of various shades of red, blue, yellow and brown. 

It is very possible this weaving originally comes from the middle Amu Darya region as the particular shades of red, blue and yellow seem to be extremely similar to those found in pile weavings from that region, ie. the so-called Beshir prayer rugs, etc.

The condition is excellent, with no holes or repair, and the colors are all derived from natural dyes.

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