Central Asian Textiles:  Uzbek, Kyrghyz & Turkmen

       from the collection of Marla Mallett

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In addition to their well-known knotted-pile rugs and bags, Central Asian Turkmen and non-Turkmen peoples made an interesting assortment of embroidered, brocaded, and woven items. Costumes  were ornamented lavishly. Below are a few unusual pieces from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Krygyzstan.  New suzanis from Uzbekistan are featured.  A few pieces from Northern Afghanistan are included, although most southern Afghani pieces, such as Pashtun items, are posted on a separate page. 

Click on the inventory numbers below to see full views of the textiles and close-up details.  For other textiles, go to our HOME page.  


Kyrgyz Tent Hanging
Kyrgyzstan
Late 19th or early 20th century
48"x 83"
Silk chain-stitch embroidery on cotton
E-8948


Suzani
Uzbekistan
Contemporary
20
"x 58"
Silk embroidery on silk/cotton

E-8905


Uzbek Hat
Uzbekistan
6"x 2"
Velvet, with gold embroidery,
sequins, silk twined band, and silk tassel
E-8936


Uzbek Suzani
Uzbekistan
Contemporary
40"x 51"

Silk embroidery on silk/cotton
E-8896

Karakalpak Hat
Uzbekistan
6
"x 3"
Quilted cotton with all-over silk
embroidery

E-8956


Tashkent Suzani
Uzbekistan
Contemporary
63"x 98"
Silk embroidery on silk/cotton

E-5861


Suzani
Uzbekistan
Contemporary
18"x 43"
Silk embroidery on sateen

E-8882

 

Uzbek Hat
Uzbekistan
6"x 2
"
Silk needlepoint

E-8957
Uzbek Ha

Uzbek Suzani
Uzbekistan 
Contemporary
39"x 43"
Silk embroidery on silk/cotton

E-5836


Karakalpak Hat
Uzbekistan
7"x 4"
Silk embroidery

E-8925

Tashkent Suzani
Uzbekistan 
Contemporary
46"x 53"
Silk embroidery on silk/cotton
E-8137


Folding Uzbek hat
Uzbekistan
6"x 3
"
Lacquered cotton; linear inlays

E-8215

Yomut Hat
Turkmenistan
5"x 3"
Silk chain-stitch embroidery
E-1026



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