Bokcha

Central Asian
19th century


Object Place: Nuratta, Turkestan

Dimensions

72.5 x 70 cm (28 9/16 x 27 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.437

Medium or Technique

Cotton embroidered with silk yarns

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: coarse cotton. Design: small rosette, from which radiate plant forms framed by an eight-pointed star; larger plant forms radiate from star, the whole framed by narrow floral border, worked in Bokhara couching stitch, and chain stitch with red, crimson, orange several shades of yellow, brown, and dark blue silk.

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Mifflin Hammond