Re: An Uzbek embroidered Purse(?)

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Posted by Steve Price on January 07, 1999 at 14:09:57:

In Reply to: Re: An Uzbek embroidered Purse(?) posted by Marvin Amsety on January 07, 1999 at 11:11:07:

Dear Marvin,

I'm sure you meant "Lakai" when you wrote "Kaitag". The Lakai is an Uzbek tribal group that does wonderful silk embroideries, generally with what appear to be sun signs and stylized flowers and trees. The embroidery techniques and irregularity in drawing the motifs are characteristics this littlebag shares with Lakai work, although the bag isn't wild and woolly enough to place it among the Lakai products.

As a point in passing, the two major Uzbek tribal groups both do extraordinary silk embroidery, but of very different character. The Lakai products are wildly irregular, while those of the Kungrat are typically done mostly with box stitch and use floral motifs that are rather precisely regular in their execution. Then, of course, there are the marvelously varied Uzbek suzani.

Perhaps someone will volunteer to organize a Salon discussion of Uzbek embroideries some time.


Steve Price

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