Thursday, November 12, 2009

Uzbekistan Embroidered Textile

Accession Number: TR8616-26

Label 1: Conley 11/4/86

Label 2: Uzbekistan Study, Conley, 12/86

This 37-inch square textile is made from silk Ikat fabric with stripes of blue, red, and yellow on a cream colored ground. The square is constructed of two pieces of fabric sewn together and hemmed on three sides. The fourth side is a selvage edge. The textile has a large border of tambour embroidery in black and red.

A “U” shaped pattern was drafted and used to cut two pieces from the textile. Being careful to match up the embroidery, these pieces were sewn, right sides together, leaving a small gap through which the neck pillow was then turned right-side out and filled with foam polystyrene beads. The gap was then hand-sewn shut.

The accession number has been embroidered just below the pre-existing embroidery on one side of the pillow.

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