Uzbek Bag Face, N. Afghanistan, circa 1900, 2’6” x 2’3”
Weavings of this type are known as “Tatar” in the Afghan marketplace, a term that basically refers to the ethnicity of the weaver rather than anything else. They are woven by Uzbeks in the Kunduz region of northern Afghanistan.
Often highly structured in terms of design, this example has a bit of a “folk art” feel to the drawing of the design, as few of the lines are straight and the borders are exceptionally loose in terms of the pattern.
The colors are all seemingly derived from natural dyes. The condition is good with no holes, repair or reweaves and the original closures at the top of the bag face are intact. It requires a ‘stretch’ to make it lie flat.
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