AFGHANISTAN

The primary textile associated with Afghanistan is embroidery. At a later update, examples of these will be shown, many of which look like patchwork.

Korak (curtain) : This site shows a beautiful example of this traditional patchwork and explains that traditionally, a korak is used inside a yurt (the tent used by nomads).

Uzbek Korak : Patchwork, circa 19th century

Uzbek Korak : Patchwork, circa early 20th century

ยท Other turn of the century examples:

1. http://www.antique-carpets.com/centasia/099kora.JPG

2. http://www.antique-carpets.com/centasia/106.JPG

3. http://www.antique-carpets.com/centasia/081kora.JPG

4. http://www.antique-carpets.com/centasia/032kora.JPG

5. http://www.antique-carpets.com/centasia/031kora.JPG

6. http://www.antique-carpets.com/centasia/033kora.JPG

7. http://www.antique-carpets.com/centasia/037kora.JPG

8. http://www.antique-carpets.com/centasia/038kora.JPG

9. http://www.antique-carpets.com/centasia/144.JPG

10. http://www.antique-carpets.com/centasia/147.JPG

Uzbek Velvet Ikat (detail), circa 19th century

Uzbek Patchwork Wedding Tent Decoration, circa turn of the 20th century

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