TURKMEN CAMEL TRAPPING (ATATBBNB-122)

Central Asia, late 19th-early 20th century


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53.5” x 40.5” (not including fringe)

Felted wool broadcloth and silk hand-woven stripes patches

Backed with local hand-blocked and hand-woven cotton (all the backing sections are pieces of unseamed cloth)

Fair to poor condition; some patches damaged; no moth holes, stains, or color runs

Lots of good period fabrics for restoration projects.

 

Called a kuroma”, this trapping was one of a pair that hung down on each of the camel’s flanks in a Turkmen bridal procession. They were usually backed with a variety of different fabrics, such as Russian printed cotton; Turkmen handwoven stripes (alacha); or local block-printed cotton (chit) – as in this example.

This trapping has condition issues, however it still looks attractive enough to display – or if taken apart, can be used to restore other Turkmen pieces.

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

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Price: $75.00
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