• AUD $560.00

    Bukharan, Gilt Silver and Red Coral Prayerbox

    A lovely old gilt silver rectangular Prayerbox from Bukhara, on the Silk Route. With a central rectangular box with sloping sides. The gentle patina still reveals a shine beneath, and the engraved foliate scrollwork, against a finely hatched background, is hilighted by the careful placement of the two gilt moons...
  • AUD $120.00

    Lakai Uzbek "Ikat" hat

    Old Lakai Uzbek Pill Box Hat, genuine Uzbek “Ikat” fabric, over embroidered, with silks in shades of mulberries, whites and pinks, some black and a hint of yellow. Subdued, faded pink Russian floral print cotton inside. Women make extra cash selling these hats and purses they’ve made, in the market,...
  • AUD $140.00

    Old Yomud Turkoman Skullcap

    Here we have a charming old  Yomud Turkoman, genuinely very old, embroidered skullcap, with silks in shades of mulberries, mustard/olive and pinks, some black, blues and a hint of yellow. What's left inside are the remains of quilted layers of subdued, faded very, very worn (very eroded in fact) undyed hand woven cottons which are held...
  • AUD $180.00

    Uzbek 'segusha' Bedding Decoration

    A lovely muted old Uzbek Segusha in a softly glowing watermelon cotton with faded silk floss embroidery. ”Segusha” are decorative embroidered embellishments, whose original function, tucked into and suspended from the rolled and stacked bedding, stowed against the wall of the yurt during the day, was both to add protection,...
  • AUD $300.00

    Uzbek Buckle, Brass and Blue Glass

    A man’s two part brass buckle with classic floral embossed brass inserts and bordered with a row of ‘turqoise glass’ beads (although 50% of the glass beads are lost, this is still lovely, “showing it’s age.”) A very, very similiar piece is illustrated in “Uzbekistan” Kalter, (Thames and Hudson.) Quite...
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    Uzbek, "Tulips" Suzani

    Sorry, this lovely little suzani is on hold. (If you're after it let us know, as it may still become available.) A luxuriantly embroidered vertical rectangular “suzani” from Termez, Southern Uzbekistan.(Right near the border with Afghanistan, on the Amu Darya River.) With a revolving central rosette of a soft blue...
  • AUD $78.00

    Uzbek, Embroidered Skull Cap

    A fluffy embroidered flat topped womans’ pill box “skull cap” from the Baysun, in Southern Uzbekistan. The cotton cloth base is oversewn on a machine to reinforce its shape then embroidered with coloured wools in geometric patterns. Around the rim a very finely woven “tesma” braid adds both detail and...
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    Uzbek, Gourd Snuff Bottle.

    Sorry, this item is no longer available. Smallish tobacco snuff bottle, using a plain golden gourd, with engraved feathered detail carved into the Silver throat. And a neat silver lid with a round knob simply slides in. The silver has a lovely mid patina of age, don’t overpolish silver, sometimes...
  • AUD $68.00

    Uzbek, Gourd Snuff Bottle.

    Simple tobacco snuff bottle, from Uzbekistan. Made using a plain “mahogany” stained gourd, totally unadorned. Closed only with a wound, knotted plug of sewn, roughly handspun natural cotton. This glowing simplicity has a rustic feel, not the additional detail of a silver fitting. In Uzbekistan these gourds are wide spread,...
  • AUD $68.00

    Uzbek, Gourd Snuff Bottle.

    Simple tobacco snuff bottle, from Uzbekistan. Made using a plain, plump golden gourd, totally unadorned. Closed only with a wound, knotted plug of roughly handspun coloured cottons. On gently twisting this plug out a fine golden powder, like borer dust, fell out. I’ve noticed it in others, all of them...
  • AUD $68.00

    Uzbek, Gourd Snuff Bottle.

    A simple tobacco snuff bottle, from Uzbekistan. Made using a plain, small dark stained gourd, totally unadorned. Closed only with a wound, knotted plug and tassel of dark brown worn leather. This glowing simplicity has a rustic feel, not here the additional detail of a silver fitting. In Uzbekistan these...
  • AUD $68.00

    Uzbek, Gourd Snuff Bottle.

    Simple tobacco snuff bottle, from Uzbekistan. Made using a plain, plump dark brown gourd, totally unadorned. Closed only with a wound, knotted plug of roughly handspun natural cotton, threaded coloured tinsel and tiny opaque glass beads. This glowing simplicity has a rustic feel, not the sophisticated detail of a silver...
  • AUD $240.00

    Uzbek, Jelak Cape.

    An Uzbek nomad woman’s Cape that is worn over the head, usually over a broad turban “bosh”. Made of burgundy floral damask silk with a brightly embroidered collar, further decorated with old white buttons and small metal discs. The “jelak” like the Turkoman “chyrpy” appears to have evolved from an...
  • AUD $180.00

    Uzbek, Khan Atlas Cape.

    An Uzbek woman’s “kaltacha” cape from Samarkand, these are worn over the head, usually over a broad turban “bosh”. Made of brightly patterned “khan atlas” (King of Satins) silk with a subtly machine embroidered collar, further decorated with old white “mother of pearl” buttons and simple black tassels. The “kaltacha”...
  • AUD $78.00

    Uzbek, Lakai Skull Cap

    A vintage, embroidered conical Lakai womans “skull cap” from Uzbekistan. The recycled coloured silk ikat base is oversewn on a machine to add reinforcing ribbing, its shape then embroidered with coloured wools in geometric patterns. These radiate from the peak in tongues or petals, and in this case there appear...
  • AUD $74.00

    Uzbek, Lakai Skull Cap

    A vintage, embroidered conical Lakai womans “skull cap” from Baysun, in Southern Uzbekistan. The recycled coloured cotton ikat base is oversewn on a machine to add reinforcing ribbing, its shape then embroidered with coloured wools in geometric patterns. These radiate from the peak in tongues or petals or most likely...
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    Uzbek, Silk Ikat Chapan

    Sorry this old chapan is no longer available. However we may still have others available. A vintage cotton lined, lightly quilted, pure silk “ikat” coat (chapan) from the Kashkadarya Region of Uzbekistan. (this region includes Shakhrisabz, Kitab and Karshi just southwest of Samarkand, abutting the Afghan border.) “Ikat” is a...
  • AUD $780.00

    Uzbek, Silver and Leather Belt.

    An old leather belt with a "nielloed" silver buckle and decorative silver cross units spaced along its length. The buckle has a simple hook and loop locking action, and is flanked with two seperate silver panels that allow flexibility. The whole belt is constructed to be adjusted but not as...
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    Uzbek, Skullcap with Coins.

    Sorry, this skull cap is no longer available. A heavilly embellished vintage pill box, skullcap from Uzbekistan. This flat topped style is generally worn by women. Originally made of fabric woven in a large check of pink and lilac squares outlined in black with patterns of silver and gold thread....