AUD $120.00

Lakai Uzbek Hanging with Tassels

A decorative Lakai Uzbek, crosstitch embroidered vertical panel, with a double row of suspended tassels, with old, quite knocked ‘gilit’ alloy beads.
And tiny protective white glass beads, worked into the tassels.
Two dynamic black diamonds, stacked vertically, surrounded by razor ribbon (?) with inset ram’s horns.
An interesting, muted colour scheme of subdued burgundy, creamy yellow, emerald and blue grey, defined by black and white borders.
Fully embroidered, including the borders, imitating ‘zhiak’ braid.

This piece appears to be relatively new, with older, possibly Turkoman twisted tassels, utilizing old silver alloy beads, look inside to see original unfaded tassel colour, protected from the sun.
Topped with a fiery new velvet, that would easily fold down, to hang on a wall.
You could attach it to a bag front, but consolidate the tassel junctures first, and strengthen them lengthwise.

This piece is almost a pair to LB 105, they’d easily match, the design is basically the same, the colours and the added braid making the difference.
Oh, and one has velvet, the other a red cotton extension.
One tassel missing on right, though once again, it’s not drastic, one right/one left, one missing on each, it has a certain symmetry. (which possibly implies intention?) The last six images have the most accurate colours.

Age: Late 20 th Century.

Size: L 70 cm x W 16.5 cm

Weight: 294 grams