A collection of 50 embroidered works from the urban and rural Lakai Uzbek textile traditions in Afghanistan.

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).

Provenance

Collection built up in Afghanistan (largely Kabul) and Pakistan (Peshawar) by the vendor from the 1970s onwards.


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