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Belt fragment (?)

Southern Uzbekistan, city? Shahr-i-sabz
late 19th–early 20th century


Object Place: Turkey (possibly)

Dimensions

7.5 x 84 cm (2 15/16 x 33 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.352

Medium or Technique

Silk on cotton plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Narrow rectangular band with repeating buta and stylized blossom motives in bright polychrome silk and wool yarns in chain stitch on a linen canvas ground. Some missing yarns. Areas where white is lost. Corroding vermillion bright orangy-red wool. Urban production in the “Lakai” idiom (large boteh). See: 43.353.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection