Uzbek Embroidery, 19th century , 1' 3" x 1' 6"

An incredibly beautiful and unusual embroidery. It is curious to see such elegant embroidery on a woolen felt ground cloth. One would expect to see such refined imagery on a hand loomed linen cloth, rather than this type of felt. It is embroidered in a styel that is considered extremely refined, a product of a sedentary existence, but, once again, the felt cloth is different, possibly suggesting a rural origin. The condtiion is flawless, and all the colors are derived from natural dyes.

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