33” x 42”
Wool hand-embroidery on felted wool broadcloth
Russian printed-cotton lining fabrics
Fair condition; some of the embroidery is worn off; one square has been replaced; repair made to left side
Illustrated in SILK and COTTON, page 245
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).
If you are interested in this camel trapping and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.