These are ikat-woven fabrics, not printed. There was a very strong ikat tradition in Uzbeckistan that was suppressed during the Soviet era.

These are ikat-woven fabrics, not printed. There was a very strong ikat tradition in Uzbeckistan that was suppressed during the Soviet era. Its a fascinating story.

* Woven cotton/silk ikat khalat/coat, Uzbek first half 20th century, woven with watermelon roundels in deep magenta, blue and green with shot green silk lining, needlebraid borders

* Woven cotton/silk ikat khalat/coat, Uzbek first half century, woven with watermelon roundels in deep magenta, blue and green with shot green silk lining, needlebraid borders

Amazing Embroidered Surcoat, Khalat,Uzbekistan, Shahrisabz, 19th century, silk; cross-stitch, embroidery

Uzbekistan, Shahr-i Sabz, embroidery, cross-stitch: silk, Overall: 150 x cm x 85 in.

* Striped ikat silk khalats/coats, Uzbek, early 20th century, with embossed coin-like medallion edgings

Striped ikat silk coat, Uzbek, early century, with embossed coin-like medallion trim.

Uzbek suzani... bustown-modern-vintage-red-ethnic-eastern-european-embroidered-maxi-tapestry-coat

Image detail for -Vtg Embroidered Floral Ethnic Hippy Boho Festival Gypsy Kimono .

Embroidered Surcoat, Khalat, 1800s Uzbekistan, Shahr-i Sabz, 19th century silk; cross-stitch, embroidery

Embroidered Surcoat, Khalat, Uzbekistan, Shahr-i Sabz, century silk…

Vintage Uzbek chapan from London’s V&A Museum

Woman's dress with purple, pink and yellow design on an orange background Central Asia After 1900 Silk and cotton, embroidered at the neck From the Rau collection Image © V&A

Boy’s ikat-patterned robe, Uzbekistan, ca. 1860-1880. Silk.

Uzbekistan, Bukhara Boy’s Robe, Costume/clothing outerwear, Silk resist-dyed warp (Ikat); silk tablet-woven ties, Length: 26 in. Sleeve length: 11 in. Width lower edge: 65 in.

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