Group of seven lengths of silk thread; (a) green, (b) red/maroon, (c) yellow, (d) black, (e) purple, (f) blue, (g) white.
- 1883 (circa)
- Made in: Uzbekistan
- Found/Acquired: Tashkent
"[In the bazaar in Tashkend] we purchased pocket handkerchiefs and skeins of native silk, the latter very glossy, and dyed and sold largely by the Jews, who from the numbers we saw in the bazaar, and their begrimed appearance, gave one the idea that they engage a good deal in handicrafts, especially dyeing" [Lansdell, Henry (1885), 'Russian Central Asia, including Kuldja, Bokhara, Khiva and Merv', 2 volumes: v.1: p.459.]
Bought by Henry Lansdell in the bazaar in Tashkent.
- As1883C0132.30.a-g (old CDMS no.)
- As1972,Q.120 (Q-Register; skein (a))
- As1972,Q.2149 (Q-Register; skeins (b) to (g))
- Lansdell 30 (paper label)
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Object reference number: RRM189967
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