Wall hanging (pardha)

Uzbekistan, Bokhara district

Object Place: Bokhara, Uzbekistan


Overall: 221.6 x 168.9cm (87 1/4 x 66 1/2in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and cotton ikat woven in warp-faced plain weave

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Wall hanging consists of 4 1/4 loom widths of silk and cotton ikat, woven in blocks of brilliant color, with jagged edges. The colors appear to be repeated at random but they are in fact the same repeat, the panels being sewn together in random fashion, with the inclusion of several white horizontal, uneven lines, creating the effect of lightning. The design is rare and parts of the original glaze have remained.


Private European collection. By 2001, Francesca Galloway (dealer), London; 2002, sold by Francesca Galloway to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 23, 2002)

Credit Line

Marshall H. Gould Fund