- Museum number
Tent felt made of wool (shyrdak); central field and outer border made up of multi-coloured appliqued floral motifs with yellow, red, green and pale blue wool thread piping, with quilting, on brown backing. Intended for use as a floor cover.
- Production date
Length: 258 centimetres
Width: 145 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 Kirgiz 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 purchased from the maker.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1997, London, Museum of Mankind (Room 5), 'Striking Tents'
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- Registration number