Guide to Kyrgyz Rugs and Textiles

The Kirghiz are Western Turks of the Aralo-Caspian group. The Kyrgyz are primarily in Kyrgyzstan but are also found in Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. They are closely related to the Karakalpak of Uzbekistan, the Kazakh of Kazakhstan and the Nogai of the Northern Caucasus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. They divide into two main groups; the Northern Kirghiz, Southern Kirghiz.

Kyrgyz women spinning
 Kyrgyz women spinning
Copyright 1996 Daniel C. Waugh

Examples:

Kyrgyz Applique Panel from Cocoon

 

Origin : Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

Size: 1 ft. 6 in. x 1 ft. 6 in.

Material : Wool



The Wertime Kirghiz Embroidered Felt Bellows Cove



Origin: possibly late 19th-early 20th century

Size: 1 ft. 9 in. x 1 ft. 4 in.

Region: Central Asia, Kirghiz

Materials: wool

Structure / Technique: embroidered felt on front, warp-faced plain weave with warp substitution) on back. Fringe sewn on.

Condition: Good

Comments on Condition: soiling from use

Full Description: A complete and unusually large example with good age.


Kirghiz Main Rug, mid 19th century



Date of Origin: 1834 - 1866

Use: Main carpet

CENTRAL ASIAN KIRGHIZ GROUP MAIN RUG

Region: Central Asia,Kirghiz

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets

Period / Date: mid-19th century, (1834 - 1866)

Full Description: A great rug with great design and colours.





Kirghiz Eshik Dis



Wefts: Brown wool 2 ply

Warps: Two ply, one ply handspun cotton amd one ply brown wool. Please note the tightly twisted brown and white warps.


Rare Kyrgyz Eshik Tysh Fragment



Region: Central Asia, Kirghiz

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets

Period / Date: last quarter 19th century (1875 - 1899)