is what a napramach originally looks like. It's a nomadic bag, hence
it's name. The front and the two sides are knotted, the back and
the bottom are made of simple but strong woven cloth. It would make no
sense having the latter two knotted because the back sits against the
horse or camel during transport and the bottom allows the bag to be put
on the floor. They are subject to intense wear and thus could be
replaced easily. The knotted parts with their typical patterns are made
to be visible and to show the craft skills of the women in the
Approx. size: 82 x 19 x 36 cm.
Bags are no
longer in use in a non-nomadic household. So the bottom and the back
are no longer there which leaves a nice little woven
carpet. Nevertheless they are still very much appreciated. Having
two napramach is the pride of an Uzbek household.
The empty complete napramach.
The napramach stuffed. Two sticks are put though the lugs, a rope secures the contents and keeps the bag shut.