This appliquéd and pieced textile would have formed the outer layer of a bride's palanquin. It comes from the Yomut people, a Turkmen tribe from western Turkmenistan.

Yomut wedding palanquin (kejebe)
circa
1930
1950
Made in
Turkmenistan
61
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IQSCM, Gift of the Robert and Ardis James Foundation
2015.030.0001