Afghan, Pakistan, Uzbek and Turkmen Textiles

      from the collection of Marla Mallett

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Many ethnic groups in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan are well-known for their carpets, but have also produced beautiful, intricately embroidered textiles, sometimes embellished with beadwork.  Most of the items posted here are costume pieces or household items that date from either the late 19th century or the first half of the 20th century.  They are joyful, colorful articles that greatly enlivened the austere and often harsh environments. 

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Lady's Dress
Swat Valley, Pakistan
Silk needlepoint embroidery on cotton
with coins and shells
E-9617

Boy's Hat
Nuristan, Afghanistan
5"x 8"
Needlepoint on cotton, with beading,
mirrors, buttons and zipper trim
E-9406



Hazzara Tray Cover
Central Afghanistan
27"x 28"
Silk satin stitch on cotton;  beading

E-9411
 


Uzbek Hat
Uzbekistan
6"x 2
"
Silk needlepoint
E-8957

Embroidered Turkmen Dress
Mazar or Konduz, Northern Afghanistan
41"x 37"
Metallic and silk embroidery on silk chiffon.

E-5724


Boy's Hat
Nuristan, Afghanistan
5"x 10"
Silk embroidery on cotton, with
beading, buttons and zipper trim
E-9405


Pashtun Cushion Cover
Swat Valley, Pakistan
14"x 31"
Silk embroidery on cotton
E-8962


Pair of Pashtun Trivets
Afghanistan
Each: 8"diameter
Glass beading
E-1168
E-1169


Pashtun Dress Panel

Katawaz, Afghanistan
10"x 10"
Silk chain-stitch embroidery
on cotton; beading
E-9383

 


Uzbek Boy's Hat
Northern Afghanistan
6"x 3"
Silk needlepoint, with metal ornaments
and coins.
E-9373


Pashtun Cushion Cover
Swat Valley, Pakistan
14"x 27"
Silk embroidery on cotton
E-8961


Woman's Headdress (Chader)
Kohistan, Pakistan
6"x 46"
Silk embroidery on cotton, with
beading, buttons and metal ornaments
E-9363



Tekke Turkmen Hats
Turkmenistan
Chain-stitch embroidery
E-8928A, B, and C

Tashkent Suzani
Uzbekistan
Contemporary
63"x 98"
Silk embroidery on silk/cotton

E-5861


Pashtun Dress Panel
Katawaz, Afghanistan
9"x 9"
Silk chain-stitch embroidery
on cotton; beading.
E-9387


Kyrgyz Tent Hanging
KyrgyzstanLate 19th or early 20th century
48"x 83"
Silk chain-stitch embroidery on cotton
E-8948

Uzbek Hat
Uzbekistan
6"x 2"
Velvet, with gold embroidery,
sequins, silk twined band, and silk tassel
E-8936

Pashtun Dress Panel
Katawaz, Afghanistan
9"x 9"
Silk chain-stitch embroidery
on cotton; beading.
E-9385


Yomut Hat
Turkmenistan
5"x 3"
Silk chain-stitch embroidery
E-1026

Child's Jacket
Nuristan, Afghanistan
13"x 17"
Silk embroidery on cotton; beads,

buttons and metal ornaments
E-819
 


Girl's Headdress (Chader)
Kohistan, Pakistan
6"x 18"
Beadwork and embroidery
on silk satin
E-9404

Pashtun Dress Panel
Katawaz, Afghanistan
10"x 10"
Silk chain-stitch embroidery
on cotton; beading.
E-9386

Karakalpak Hat
Uzbekistan
6
"x 3"
Quilted cotton with all-over silk
embroidery

E-8956

Pashtun Dress Panel
Katawaz, Afghanistan
9"x 9"
Silk chain-stitch embroidery
on cotton; beading. 
E-9384

Turkmen Saye Gosha
Northern Afghanistan
41"x 29"
Silk embroidery on cotton

E-9367

Pair of Pashtun Dress Panels
Katawaz, Afghanistan
Each:  10
"x 11"
Silk chain-stitch embroidery on
cotton;  beading

E-9379
E-9380

Uzbek Boy's Hat
Northern Afghanistan
6
"x 3"
Silk needlepoint, with metal ornaments
and coins.

E-9374
 

Pair of Pashtun Dress Panels
Katawaz, Afghanistan
Each:  9
"x 9"
Chain-stitch embroidery on cotton;
beading.

E-9381
E-9382



Boots
Dagestan
Embroidered and crocheted
E-5788

Yomut Turkmen Horse Cover
Turkmenistan. Circa 1900-1910
Wool.  60"x 70"including fringe
Warp-substitution weave;
   felt back side

W-8400


Women and children in the Swat Valley, Pakistan. Johannes Kalter               


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