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.