Samples of velvet. Uzbeks, Tadjiks. Bukhara. Late 19th - early 20th century

Samples of velvet. Uzbeks, Tadjiks. Bukhara. Late 19th - early 20th century

Ikat velvet was exceptional textile from Bukhara appear o have been made for a limited period between 1850-1910. At this time in Bukhara there were Iranian immigrants among the silk-weavers and it appears that the entire production of pure silk textile was in the hands of the Iranians immigrant population in Samarkand. Perhaps this theory led to assumption that the methods used for weaving ikat velvets and the patterned Persian silk velvets are similar.     

Verhecken-Lammens C. Weaving ikat and ikat velvet in Central Asia. // Music for the eye. Textile from the peoples of Central Asia: 1998