18” x 17” including rag fringe
Imported wool broadcloth; Russian printed- and solid-color cotton
Hand-embroidered; wool. cotton,and handwoven Turkmen striped fringe; beads
Backed with Russian trade cotton
Good to fair condition
Illustrated in SILK and COTTON, page 248, #3
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. The small applied triangles and glass beads (especially blue beads) serve as amulets to help ward off evil spirits.
If you are interested in this camel trapping and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.