Uzbek embroideries are among the boldest and most exciting examples of this technique from Central Asia. Produced in and around the city of Tashkent, Uzbek embroideries often have vibrant color, enhanced by the use of silk thread in addition to wool. Designs are often large circular medallions or star patterns, or patterns derived from Uzbek felt applique. But at times they can also have floral vines derived from Persian embroidery. The rich color effects are enhanced by the use of deep tones for the ground fabric, in place of the ivory and tan more customary in antique rugs of this type.
View our current selection of antique Uzbek embroideries below: