Vertical Labijar Uzbek Kilim with Medley of Motifs

This colourful kilim was probably woven by Uzbeks from the Labijar region in Afghanistan. Unusually for an Uzbek flatweave, the bands are vertical rather than horizontal. In typically Uzbek fashion, on the other hand, the bands are densely filled with a multitude of complex geometric motifs of Turkic origin, including hooks, evil-eye amulets, sainak, and hair bands. Structurally, the kilim was woven in two panels that were then stitched together.

The Uzbeks are a Turkic people descended from the Uigurs of East Turkestan. They migrated westward in the Timurid period and now inhabit not only Uzbekistan, but also parts of northern Afghanistan and of several other Central Asian nations. They are known to produce various types of kilims, usually with banded geometric designs.

Country of Origin: Uzbekistan

Size: 4'7'' x 2'11''

Age: circa 1950

Material: Wool

Product Code: A10-133

Price: Rs41,000

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