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Uzbek Silk Embroidered “Band”, Central Asia, 19th C., 
Clearly this textile was once part of a piece of clothing, perhaps a ‘chapan’ or jacket.  The absence of a ‘finish’ on one  ...
Uzbek Silk Embroidered “Band”, Central Asia, 19th C., 
Clearly this textile was once part of a piece of clothing, perhaps a ‘chapan’ or jacket.  The absence of a ‘finish’ on one  ...
Uzbek Silk Embroidered “Band”, Central Asia, 19th C., 
Clearly this textile was once part of a piece of clothing, perhaps a ‘chapan’ or jacket.  The absence of a ‘finish’ on one  ...
Uzbek Silk Embroidered “Band”, Central Asia, 19th C., 
Clearly this textile was once part of a piece of clothing, perhaps a ‘chapan’ or jacket.  The absence of a ‘finish’ on one  ...
Uzbek Silk Embroidered “Band”, Central Asia, 19th C., 
Clearly this textile was once part of a piece of clothing, perhaps a ‘chapan’ or jacket.  The absence of a ‘finish’ on one  ...
Uzbek Silk Embroidered “Band”, Central Asia, 19th C., 
Clearly this textile was once part of a piece of clothing, perhaps a ‘chapan’ or jacket.  The absence of a ‘finish’ on one  ...
Uzbek Silk Embroidered “Band”, Central Asia, 19th C., 
Clearly this textile was once part of a piece of clothing, perhaps a ‘chapan’ or jacket.  The absence of a ‘finish’ on one  ...
Uzbek Silk Embroidered “Band”, Central Asia, 19th c., Clearly this textile was once part of a piece of clothing, perhaps a ‘chapan’ or jacket. The absence of a ‘finish’ on one edge suggests this.

The design and colors are captivating with an intense palette featuring what appears to be a corrosive dye that may be lac, as well as a bit of wool embroidery with a corrosive tin mordant used with a deep crimson hue. The ‘rams horn’ motif, containing alternating designs of yet another rams horn device and what appears to be a water pot, seems to record fertility patterns, as the water is a nurturing theme seen in many forms throughout the design pools of many peoples throughout the Asian continent.

The condition is good, only slight corrosion seen in the corrosive tin mordant red color suggesting it was lightly used but no stains or any other damage. The colors are all derived from natural dyes of exceptional quality.