This düýe başlyq (camel trapping) features a variety of woven striped and embroidered fabric squares joined corner to corner to create a checkered network. As with this piece, the central panel of the düýe başlyq often featured swatches of children’s hair or eagle-owl feathers to assure healthy and numerous births.
Camel trappings also included camel knee-pads (düýe dizliq) and side panels (kuroma) that covered the flanks, also composed of a network of diamond patches, some of which were embroidered.
Camel trappings (düýe başlyq)
IQM, Gift of the Robert and Ardis James Foundation