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Patchwork with embroidery (kurak saima) circa 1950 - 1960
Wedding curtain with Cyrillic text 1971
Wedding party 2011
Young child’s bib with amuletic properties (kirlik) circa 1930 - 1970
Family in yurt, southern Kyrgyzstan or Uzbekistan Photographer: Max Pensoncirca 1930 - 1950
Woman in front of dowry quilts and pillows 2009
Modern Central Asians still store their bedding in piles atop decorative chests (sunduk).