Well, this is a flatweave
minisalon, and, some tent bands are flatweaves. We have spent some time, a
long time ago, discussing Turkoman tent bands, and in some discussion
threads we have also seen pieces from lesser groups such as the
Karakalpakstanis. Most are piled, but some have interwoven yarns in a more
common flatweave tradition.
The Uzbeks make such pieces as well.
So, here is a quite novel Uzbek tentband fragment - in many respects -
especially the richness of the palette (we'll ignore the synthetic dye
element, eh ?):
Here's a closeup of a portion of
the bottom. In the next image, we'll look at a closeup of the back in the
region of the portion just above the forked totemics at right:
a brocade. One does not just stick a needle through a small
gap in a plain flatweave and preserve the thickness of the yarn as we see
here. This was carefully executed, apparently with colored shoestrings and
who knows what else... !! Observe - just to the left of the tips of the
curled orange yarn and the green yarn at right center - the horizontal
alternating red and black yarns are running horizontal inside the
I do have some another example of
flat woven tent band; if there's interest - or other examples - we could
run this thread a little further.