Arab?Uzbek(?) Bag (complete), Central Asia,late 19th(?)/early 20th C.,2' x 1'8"

Weavings of this type are of uncertain attribution, at times thought to be Arab Uzbek.  There are many weavings in Afghanistan of all different types and structural characteristics but few of this type made in the so-called soumak technique.

This type of bag is of uncertain use, but with the traditional and classic ‘memlinc gol’ pattern.  The ‘memlinc gol’ is named as such after the Renaissance period painter of the same name (Hans Memlinc) who portrayed rugs in his paintings. 

The condition is perfect, no repair, holes or re-weaves.  The colors are all derived from natural dyes.

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