Pair Of Antique Uzbek Karakalpak Textiles, Country of Origin: Uzbekistan, Circa Date: 1900 – Karakalpak is an independent republic in northwestern Uzbekistan. Today, it is a mixture of modern cities and rugged, desert terrain. The people of the area are nomadic and travel throughout the region on the southern end of the Aral Sea. Their culture adds richness and depth to the artwork of Central Asia. This piece is a unique find that represents the traditional artistry of the region.
One can only guess at the purpose of this matched pair of textile art, but one thing we do know is that they are an excellent example of the geometric tribal artwork of the area. They use rich textures and traditional motifs that reflect the tribal traditions of the people. The colors are vibrant, and demonstrate a combination of applique techniques and simple embroidery.
The colors of these pieces are vibrant, but they also have a harmonious, natural feel. This makes them perfect for a Boho Chic room or a collection of primitive artwork. As there are two, one can only guess that they were made for a special display that held some type of ceremonial bowl or perhaps candles. We can only guess as to the purpose of these pieces, but their connection to the culture and its artistry is what stands out about them.
These pieces are small enough to frame and hang as a piece of artwork. You could also use them on a mantlepiece or table. The care that went into making them is apparent. Each has a backing material that also adds a beautiful element. Tribal cultures are often conservative when it comes to resources, and these pieces were likely made from upcycled scraps. The result is beautiful, and these pieces will make a beautiful addition to your collection of Central Asian artwork. Our team at Nazmiyal will be happy to answer any questions you might have about these unique and beautiful pieces.