Tekke Turkmen Embroidered Talisman, Central Asia, circa 1900 – 20, 4” x 4”

Small embroideries of this type were used as part of the canopy covering a camel during the wedding procession.  While a canopy may consist of more than 100 small pieces of this size, rarely do we see any more than one or two embroidered talismans used.  The iconography is meant to ward off the evil eye and assure the newly married couple many offspring.  The condition is good, with no holes, stains or repair.


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