4 May 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 470
GBP 300 - GBP 400
A ladies headdress,
with crown of silk and cotton ikat and padded velvet headband applied with coral beads, pearls and gilt amulets inset with turquoise, with a front panel of burgundy silk, the back with two embroidered strips and heavy silk tassels suspended from either side, (damages); and a collection of embroideries including four saye gosha (v-shaped embroidered bands), Central Asian, 20th century (12)
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Post Lot Text
Saye gosha are used by Turkik tribes to decorate rolled up bed-quilts during the day. See Janet Harvey, Traditional Textiles of Central Asia, figure 170.
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