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Artist's rendering of petroglyph: Rider with patchwork horsecloth Circa 700 - 800 C.E.
A Heroic Woman (Gahryman Ayal)
Women sewing quilts in Uzbekistan Photographer: Max Pensoncirca 1930
Women holding patchwork mattress
Tajik woman with patchwork pillow Photographer: Z.A. Shirokova 1957
Women with patchwork mattress 2009
Women often decorated pillow ends with kurak (patchwork), as this was the side that would be visible when the pillows were stacked and stored on top of trunks during the day.