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Lakai Embroidered Hanging

Regular price $250.00


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Lakai Embroidered Hanging

This is a Lakhai (Lakai) embroidered square was made in Afghanistan in the 20th century. It is made out of cotton, embroidered with silk and lined with silk fringe on the bottom.

The Lakhai (or Lakai) are a nomadic tribe of Uzbekistan, northern Afghanistan and Tajikistan. They are known for their brightly colored geometric embroideries. These textiles are highly individualized, made up of abstract designs chosen by the women who made them. Some of these abstractions are sourced from the animal world, though they are expressive rather than representational. Motifs that can be described as scorpions, spiders, snakes, birds of prey and rams’ horns were commonly used, but the individual embroiderer had the freedom to alter these shapes and create her own composition as she saw fit.

Circa: Mid-20th century

Origin: Central Asia

Material: Cotton, silk

Condition: Excellent

Dimensions: 31" x 35"

Inventory number: TX5297

Lakai Embroidered Hanging