Saye Gosha #6, Vintage Uzbek Textile: Tribal Wallhanging

Saye Gosha #6, Vintage Uzbek Textile: Tribal Wallhanging


Vintage Uzbek textile, Saye Gosha.

Afghan Tribal Arts has been importing from Afghanistan and the region since the 1980’s. The focus is on vintage textiles and tribal jewelry as well as new gemstone beads made for jewelry designers. Clicking on the Shop on Etsy button will take you to our shop there where you can see what is currently in stock.


This vintage textile is called a “Saye Gosha” or “Segusha”, made by Uzbeks in Afghanistan. Similar textiles are also made by the Turkman, but the Uzbek ones are known for their cross-stitched designs. (See this discussion on TurkoTek, the must-see site for tribal textiles.) As stated there, similar V-shaped pieces are used to decorate rolls or of quilts and bedding that would be stacked against the wall of a yurt. Another site said that these are actually sewn on to the back corner of a quilt so that each family member can find their own bedding easily.

Makes sense to me! I adapted one into a stole for a pastor friend years ago. Turned out beautifully! I’ve also thought they would look great stitched to a jean jacket or coat. I have one draped over an old chair in my living room. Bellydancers like to make these into dance belts.

This piece was constructed entirely by hand. The surface is densely cross-stitched with, what I believe, is silk embroidery thread. The fringe is made with twisted cotton threads The last photo shows the back side, red cotton lining. The fringe and tip of the cross stitch have been damaged. Price reflects a discount because of this.

Dimensions: Cross-stitched band width: 4.5″ (11.5 cm) Fringe: 4.5″ (11.5 cm) From tip to middle: 23″ (58.5)

Estimated age: 1930’s Shipping is free worldwide.

Materials Used: cotton, fabric, embroidery floss, silk,fringe



Abdul Wardak

Abdul Wardak of Afghan Tribal Arts

Afghanistan has been at the heart of the crossroads for the Silk Road for centuries. Nomads and generations of ethnic groups have thrived on trade and beautiful handicraft skills. Textiles, embroidery and carpet weaving continue to represent a plethora of skills that extend on into metal work, wood work, and ceramics. Designs reflect both the beauty of nature and life of spirit in choice of colors and fluidity of the design. Recommended reading: “Traditional Textiles of Central Asia” by Janet Harvey, a wonderful illustrated book on textiles from Afghanistan and the region.

Afghan Tribal Arts has been working with Afghan artists for more than 20 years. Handcarved semi-precious beads are the core focus of the business, but we also have a huge inventory of old and new textiles, carvings and metal work. Abdul Wardak, owner, travels a bead show route between Wisconsin and Florida. Wholesale inquiries are welcome.

Visit our shop on Etsy and check our shop here on Artizan Made as we will have different items on both shops. We combine shipping on purchases between both shops. Free shipping on all purchases over $100 in the US.

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Abdul Wardak of Afghan Tribal Arts Abdul Wardak has been importing from Afghanistan and the region since the early 1980’s. Beads carved from semi-precious stones are the core of the business, but Afghan Tribal Arts also has an extensive collection of tribal jewelry, textiles, carpets, and vintage functional crafts.

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