A decorative camel headdress for weddings and other special occasions. The main body consists of pieces of red felt, sewn together by hand and embroidered with scroll decoration. The toe braid is blue and yellow and the stripes are sewn together at the edges. The whole is intricately decorated with colorful horsehair tassels wrapped with colored cotton strips and cotton ribbons. On the top of the headdress are three upright tufts of hair connected with different colored cotton threads and fabrics.
Provenance: Uzbek, Tashkurghan district. samangan province,
Northern Afghanistan.Kalagi-e- schoror (in Dari language)
camel head jewellery.
Produced: late 19th/ early 20th century.
Size: Approx. 100 x 45 cm
Material: wool felt, reddish brown, on the tapered lower part
sewn-on 46 cm long shaggy jewelry
Black-brown, natural-colored horse hair.
*The nomad camel blanket offered here is an original old and antique, handcrafted, sometimes very filigree folklore textile from Uzbekistan. After years of use in front of the tribes, it is natural that there may be dark spots in the pieces, small pieces may be missing, the embroidery may be damaged, discolored, or repaired.
A truly remarkable antique Afghan textile of unusual qualities.
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