Examples:

XXX Uzbek Khorjun (Saddle Bag)
XXX Uzbek Khorjun (Saddle Bag)
Country of Origin: Uzbekistan

Region: Central Asia

Size: 11cm.(H) x 59cm.(W) / 3ft. 10in.(H) x 1ft. 11in.(W)

XXX Uzbek Khorjun (Saddle Bag) from Cocoon

XXX Uzbek Khorjun (Saddle Bag) from Cocoon

XXX Uzbek Khorjun (Saddle Bag) from Cocoon

XXX Uzbek Khorjun (Saddle Bag) from Cocoon



Antique Uzbek Mirror Bag
Antique Uzbek Mirror Bag
Origin: Uzbekistan, late 19th/early 20th century

Size: Approximately 1 foot square

Structure: The front is twisted silk on what appears to be a silk velvet. The back is cotton.

Further Notes: Excellent condition.

This is a complete bag with three straps. It is the three straps that causes me to attribute this piece as a mirror bag. The front is twisted silk on what appears to be a silk velvet. I believe it to be Uzbek but I do not think it is Lakai Uzbek.

Antique Uzbek Mirror Bag

Antique Uzbek Mirror Bag



XXX Kirghiz Bag
XXX Kirghiz Bag
Size: 57 x 50 cm. / 1ft.10in. x 1ft.8in.

Region: Central Asia - Kirghiz

Item Type: Bagface

Period / Date: 20th century - early (1900 - 1933)

Other Colors: Red (two shades)

Materials: All wool

Structure / Technique: Asymetric knot, open to left

Comments on Condition: Slightly worn, but generally good. Small area of repiling on one side.

Full Description: I call this the XXX bagface -nothing to do with pornography-, because of its pattern, that I have found only in a late Baluch Balisht face. This piece is certainly Central Asian and I guess if it is Kirghiz or Uzbek. Its colors are all natural dyes and the wool is soft and shining.

This is a nice piece with exceptional graphics. Please note the two blues and the excellent yellow.

The Alberto Boralevi XXX Kirghiz Bag

The Alberto Boralevi XXX Kirghiz Bag



Uzbek Sar-i-Pul Bag
Uzbek Sar-i-Pul Bag
Origin: Sar-i-Pul, Afghanistan, 20th century.

Size: 2 foot 5 inch by 4 foot 10 inch.

Structure: Single interlocking tapestry.

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: 2 ply brown goat.

Weft: 2 ply brown goat.

Ends: Heavy crossed wefts with 1 inch warp fringe (top); heavy crossed wefts with 1 inch warp fringe and twined loops (bottom).

Selvages: 2 cord interlaced brown, blue goat hair.

Handle: Durable, light, durable.

Further Notes: Very good condition.

This is an open Uzbek bag. This bag is clearly Southern Uzbek. There is a clear distinction between the Northern Uzbeks and the Southern. There was a separate Khanate in Mazar-i-Shariff. This Khanate went from Firoz-Koh ridge near Herat to the Kunduz area. The southern Uzbek are responsible for most of the Afghan weaving.

Of the Southern Uzbek this one appears to the Uzbek Tarteri of the Sar-i-Pul area. Sar-i-Pul is on the Northern border of the Hazarajat and is an area with both Uzbek and Hazara weavers.

Use - This bag can be used as a small runner or it can be closed up into a cushion.

Uzbek Sar-i-Pul Bag



Uzbek Saddlebag, Circa 1900
Uzbek Saddlebag, Circa 1900
Country of Origin: Uzbekistan

Date of Origin 19th century

Size: 57cm(W) x 118cm(L) / 1ft.10in.(W) x 3ft.10in.(L)

Region: Central Asia

Period / Date: 1900

Structure / Technique: Mixed technique -- pile and flatweave

Condition: Excellent

Uzbek Saddlebag Circa 1900 From Calikala

Uzbek Saddlebag Circa 1900 From Calikala

Uzbek Saddlebag Circa 1900 From Calikala



Uzbek Chuval, Late 19th C.
Uzbek Chuval, Late 19th C.
Country of Origin: Uzbekistan

Origin: Central Asia, late 19th c.

Size: ca. 92 x 148 cm

Description: Sides and ends missing. Coarse weave.