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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
These Uzbek women are working on patchwork as part of a Soviet artel, a cooperative group that was often associated with crafts and light industry.