Objects
Sample of Bukhara velvet, early 20th c.
Sample of Bukhara velvet, early 20th c.
Number
МАЭ № 2918-66
Title
Sample of Bukhara velvet
Ethnicity
Date
early 20th c.
Collectors-person
Unknown
Material
velvet
Dimensions
length 412.0; width 34.0
Annotation
This velvet length was among the presents that one of the last emirs of Bukhara gave to the Romanovs family. These presents included the finest samples produced by different silk-weaving production centers of the emirate. Velvet was produced using a unique old technique called ikat. Such fabrics are semi-silk: silk and cotton threads were used to weave them. Such velvet fabrics impress with their luxury, color gamma and an infinite number of decorative patterns. Weavers’ art was hereditary and secret techniques and patterns were passed from generation to generation.
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Corpus
Ethnography of Central Asia