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Beautiful vintage hand embroidered Uzbek Saye Gosha or Segusha. Traditionally used to decorate bedding in Uzbek culture, saye gosha could be hung on the family yurt for decoration when not in use. You could use it to decorate a doorway or wall in your home, your horse or in your next costume project.

COLOR: As shown in the photo. Actual colors may vary depending on your monitor.

SIZE: Dimensions are approximate. Band 6" wide with 6" fringe. Length on each side 29" or 58" overall.

COMPOSITION: Cotton, wool.

CONDITION: Good vintage condition. Some threads may need trimming, fringe may be imperfect. See photos. Circa mid 20th century.

Embrujado appears courtesy of Rachel Chowanec and Newberry Farm LLC Equestrian Center.

About Uzbek Embroidery

The art of embroidering is a highly prized skill in Uzbek society and hand embroidered items were required as part of the bride's dowry. Silk production was well developed in Central Asia and silk embroidery became a popular form of folk expression with artistic schools established in the major cities of Bukhara, Shafirkhan, Babkent, Tashkent, Fergana and others. Threads of silk, wool and cotton were used in the 19th and 20th century Uzbek embroideries.

Often thread and fabric were colored using vegetable dyes and the recipes of colors were big secrets. Dyes were used to print patterns on fabric. Textile artists used dried flowers and rhubarb roots for yellow; onion husks, tea and pomegranates for black; boiled and fermented morena roots for red; Brazilian beech tree (bakale-fernan) for purplish-red paints; Lajuvar - azure from Tajikistan and indigo for blues; vitriol and alum for stuffing patterns on gray fabric. Synthetic dyes were introduced in the early 20th century, probably from Russia, that led to a gradual decline in embroidery quality. Machine made fabrics such as chintz, adras, and satin replaced homespun fabrics about this same time. Many suzani were machine made with chain stitch machines in the Soviet era. The Bukhara, Sharifkhan and other embroidery schools were reestablished in the late 1990s after independence with a focus on old traditions.

Uzbek embroidery focuses on main themes of vegetation but varied by region and school. Flowers, gardens, leaves, pomegranates, branches, trees and birds symbolized eternity and poetic metaphors. Uzbek embroidery from the early 19th century featured gul or flowers: carnations, large rosettes, lilies and irises. Some themes served as magic protective amulets to ward off the evil eye. Celestial motifs were not uncommon. Large embroideries such as suzani (wall hangings) usually took the form of framed compositions with design elements in the center and in borders.

Vintage Uzbek Saye Gosha Segusha Hand Embroidered Textile Uber Kuchi


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: cotton, embroidery, glass
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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