Turkmen, Central Asia. Late 19th century

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20” x 15.5” including rag fringe

Russian red, green, and black wool broadcloth; Uzbek silk ikat

Backed with Russian plain and printed cotton and Central Asian block-printed handwoven cotton

Cotton and wool broadcloth rag fringe

White hand-embroiderd stitches

Fair condition – ikat strips are worn; 1” split on left black wool border; black narrow band along back not original (easily removed) – otherwise everything period 19th century.


This trapping was one of a pair that was tied around each of the camel’s forelegs in a Turkmen bridal procession. Called a “duye dizlyk”, they were often hung with little bells that jingled as the camels walked.


If you are interested in this camel trapping and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.


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