Uzbeki Wedding Curtain ‘Kiz Gilam’
Used as a room or yurt partition at weddings, these large textiles are actually embroideries, and are from Uzbekis in Afghanistan. This one is all wool with large, ‘gul’-like designs on a plainweave background dyed with natural color. Often, the designs’ coloration takes on a strong diagonal direction, animating and unifying the somewhat busy field of colors. These pieces look terrific over a table, on a bed or on a wall.
(See From Desert and Oasis; Arts of the People of Central Asia, p.76 -77 for another example)
Size: 65″ x 108″