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blanket

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    As2004,02.1

  • Description

    A blanket; made of felted wool ('teka'); rectangle of felt, cream on back; front, from centre: brown crossed wavy lines creating beige area accented with five dark brown crosses, cream areas around each with dark brown cross, band of beige, dark brown border; three cream loops along one side (for hanging?).

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  • Producer name

  • Date

    • September 2003
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 142 centimetres
    • Width: 77 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    This pattern is a traditional design (Eth Doc 631).

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2004

  • Acquisition notes

    Felts purchased in Georgia in September 2003. Cost for entire collection; purchased with funds from East European and Central Asian Running Fund.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    As2004,02.1

Blanket? wall-cover? floor-cover?; made of felted wool ("teka"); rectangle of felt, cream on back; front, from centre: brown crossed wavy lines creating beige area accented with five dark brown crosses, cream areas around each with dark brown cross, band of beige, dark brown border; three cream loops along one side (for hanging?).

Blanket? wall-cover? floor-cover?; made of felted wool ("teka"); rectangle of felt, cream on back; front, from centre: brown crossed wavy lines creating beige area accented with five dark brown crosses, cream areas around each with dark brown cross, band of beige, dark brown border; three cream loops along one side (for hanging?).

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