A defining feature of the Kyrgyz tush ki’iz is the incorporation of one or more triangular amulets that extend from the lower edge of the horizontal band onto a solid center field of unembellished cotton, velvet, or silk. Thus, alongside its practical use as a focal point of tent architecture, and its capacity to denote status to those who sit under it, it can also be regarded as a kind of family talisman. 

Tent hanging (tush ki'iz)
circa
1960
Made in
Osh
Kyrgyzstan
73
143.5
IQSCM, Gift of the Robert and Ardis James Foundation
2010.045.0014