A collection of 50 embroidered works from the urban and rural Lakai Uzbek textile traditions in Afghanistan.
Collection of embroidered textiles by Unknown Artist, late 19thearly 20th century
© British Museum
- Mostly silk on wool flannel or cotton
- Art Fund grant:
- £26,000 ( Total: £34,000)
- Acquired in:
- Pip Rau
Includes 29 square panels, 11 shield-shaped panels, 4 bed pile covers, a lattice-work square panel, a marriage canopy, a horse blanket, a horse head cover, a tent band, a bag (botcha).
Collection built up in Afghanistan (largely Kabul) and Pakistan (Peshawar) by the vendor from the 1970s onwards.