Uzbek Silk Velvet Ikat Purse

Uzbek Silk Velvet Ikat Purse


20 x 17 cm


This Uzbek silk ikat velvet purse dates to the late nineteenth century. It is a delightful example of ikat weaving which was in its heyday in the second half of the century.

Velvet ikat was particularly valuable even at the time it was produced.

This textile is in excellent condition. The velvet covers both sides of the bag, which is lined with original Russian printed cotton lining.

Tassels made of silk in the same colours as the velvet and original braiding at the top complete the small bag.

This is a real jewel.