M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES

 

 

UZBEK JAJIM (JIJIM)
Uzbekistan, Central Asia, late 19th century

  

  

  

   

  

    

     

    

 

Comprising six wide woven bands of horizontal stripes, each with alternating colorations of motifs of ram's heads

and horns, the lower half becoming almost reciprocal in nature; of wool on wood foundation, in saturated colors

in red, black, green and ochre from natural dyes.

  

Condition: immaculate, with no holes or stains; a striking example

  

Note:

The exotic, bold and graphic jajim, originally intended as a cover (jajim),  is a ritual textile usually associated with dowry

functions. It is composed of narrow bands of warp faced weave, sewn together. Rich in symbolism, the elements probably

 represent fertility or talismans, with motifs similar to rams horns seen throughout central Asia. The were often used as room

dividers and table coverings. The weave is hardy, able to withstand wear on the floor, yet light and certainly decorative

enough to be used a bed cover or wall hanging. The loose weave of the verso adds great weight and stability for the floor,

should that be the desire.  However, for floor use, a canvas backing should be hand tacked verso to protect the loose threads.

  

6'10" x 6'3"

  

Price: Please Inquire

  

#4316

 

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