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



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










Shown above as wall hanging behind a c1745 George II Cuban Mahogany Bureau Bookcase




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Antique Uzbekistan Jamjim, late 19c


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