- Museum number
Tent felt made of wool (shyrdak); beige and grey appliqued sections on brown backing, with white piping and quilting; two felt wool thread spirals sewn to the centre of the two main motifs; brown and white wool braid border.
- Production date
Length: 89 centimetres
Width: 59 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.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1997, London, Museum of Mankind (Room 5), 'Striking Tents'
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- Registration number