Embroidered bedsheet (ruidjo), cotton/silk thread, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, c.1850.
Heavy bedsheet made of thick cream cotton pieced together, the centre of the bedsheet has been removed leaving an 'arch' of fabric pieces. All-over decoration of hand embroidered with pointed scrolling design interspersed with stylised floral motif worked in chain stitch using silk thread in orange, pink and yellow, cochineal and madder have used as dyes. Narrow border of red and blue braid is attached along the base and outside edges. There are fragments of lining visible on the reverse.