Iroqi Embroidered Handwoven Ikat Cushion

A diagonal patchwork of elegant black and gold Uzbek ikat is combined with traditional and distinctive Iroqi embroidery in this one-off cushion. The name Iroqi has nothing to do with Iraq but signifies closeness or tightness, derived from a description of the close marching of soldiers - originally Iroqi embroidery was used for casual clothing for soldiers during the reign of Amir Timur, and thereafter for the Emirs of Bukhara. The Iroqi stitch is one long thread passed along the length that is couched back upwards to the start. There are two different design directions often used together: counting style which has traditional patterns spaced evenly, and painting style that is free-flowing and needs much greater skill. This particular piece uses the counting style.

The narrow strip across the front is a handmade patti made by Tajik ladies settled in Uzbekistan, whilst the backing is handwoven ikat. The filler is included.

Country of Origin: India

Size: 14'' x 14''

Product Code: A01-100

Price: Rs3,200

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