Antique Uzbekistani Horse Cover Textile 46141
Marvelously textural, this dimensional antique textile from Uzbekistan depicts a unique assortment of decorative embellishments and traditional striped textiles.
Rare and Collectible Antique Uzbekistani Horse Cover Textile, Country of Origin: Uzbekistan, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – This gorgeous Uzbekistan horse cover from the early part of the 20th century is an excellent piece of tribal artwork. It is made from beautifully pieced and embroidered materials using traditional methods. The piece includes a large variety of materials and patterns, showing the skill and diversity of the designs.
Traditionally, horses played an important role in the lives of Uzbeki people and many people of central Asia. These were often placed over the saddle to protect the animal from the weather and to protect the saddle from the elements. Saddles were highly valuable, and it was important to keep them from becoming damaged. Uzbeki horse covers were both utilitarian and decorative.
The horses of the Uzbekistan region were a special breed of horse called the Ferghana horse. They were known for their stamina and ability to survive in harsh conditions. These horses were called the “Heavenly Horses” and are surrounded by myth and legend. A war was fought over them during the Han Dynasty.
To the people of Uzbekistan, their horses are much more than livestock and they were also a piece of their national heritage and pride. That is why they emphasized creating works of art that will both keep their horses warm but also honor them as an animal with significant meaning. The time and care that went into creating this piece stand as testimony to the importance of horses in Uzbeki culture.
This gorgeous piece is large and would have covered the saddle, back, sides, and down the rump of the horse. They used them when they wanted to present the horse for ceremonies and sports. To have this piece is to have a piece of traditional Uzbeki artwork that has cultural significance for the people.
This is a larger piece that could be used as a piece of large wall art, or you could use it to cover a large, formal feast table. How you choose to use it is up to you, but this piece is an excellent example of textile art that gives you a bit more insight into the culture and people behind it. This one is a breathtaking piece for its use of color and pattern.