Uzbek Napramach

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An Uzbek Napramach, late 19th century. Size: about 130 x 40 cm.

Uzbek Napramach is a type of rug that was made primarily in Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Napramach is the Uzbek word for a small bag and the rug is typically used as a mat to sit upon. In use they are very similar to the Balisht of the Baluch or the Pushti used in Iran. It shows a resemblance to the Yastik rug of Turkey

The Uzbek Napramach was used particularly by nomads in the mountains of Uzbekistan used as a cushion due to its thick texture as well as a mat.

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