- Museum number
Tent felt made of wool (alaki'iz); shades of brown on dark brown backing, with decorative stitching and wooden button at centre.
- Production date
Length: 102 centimetres
Width: 102 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Eth.Doc.1888. Also see Ethno Departmental Library Pictorial Archive for images of a selection of felts in collections As1995,20 and As1996,13 being made, photographed with their makers, or in use, plus others.
Commissioned collections As1995,20 and As1996,13 were both made by Stephanie Bunn in Kyrgyzstan in the course of doctoral research into Kyrgyz yurts and tent felts (University of Manchester). A selection of items from these collections were exhibited at the Museum of Mankind in 1997.
This felt was made for sale to tourists by the 'Altyn Oymok" (Golden Thimble) group. The button was also made in the same workshop.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1997, London, Museum of Mankind (Room 5), 'Striking Tents'
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- Registration number