YOMUT CAMEL TRAPPING (ATATSC-106)

Yomut Turkmen. Central Asia, early 20th century


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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.

 

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