Antique Uzbek (Russia) Julkhyr Runner BB5715
Antique Uzbek (Russia) Julkhyr Runner Description:
This circa-1920 antique Uzbek Julkhyr rug is a coarsely-woven sleeping carpet runners with wide stripes in black, dark red and honey. Long fringes at one end complete the look of the antique carpet. "Julkhyr" refers to the long pile of the Bessarabian rug, one of three main types of the Uzbek tradition. Until the turn of the 20th century, weaving Uzbek antique carpets was exclusively the domestic craft of women living in rural areas. Although the demand for carpets was stable and high among the urban population, they were not made in towns and cities. This demand was met by importing carpets from neighbouring regions of Asia. In Soviet times workshops for weaving carpets were set up; however, traditional weaving of European Rugs by hand still remains a popular occupation among the inhabitants of Uzbekistan.