Uzbekistan antique warp ikat silk ( mounted 92 x 47 cm )


Frame mount 92 x 47 ikat 90 x 44 cm

These famous warp dyed silk textiles popularly known in the West by the Malay term ikat but correctly termed in Uzbek / Tajik as Abra Abrabandi. The cloths were deployed either as robes or spectacular decorative hangings. The type seen here with a blue weft is of at recognisable type possibly from the Emirate of Khokand.

The ikat has been professionally mounted onto a stretcher

19th cent

CF  plates 7 and  43 Colors of the Oasis , The Textile Museum , Washington 2010

Also see  Murad Megalli collection

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