Semi-antique camel ornament from the Kyrgyz or Uzbek tribes, probably from northern Afghanistan. A tribal piece in excellent condition. Made with the knotting technique, which is unusual for camel headdresses, with pressed felt, and horsehair pompoms. As an additional decoration, it has some cowrie shells, which normally symbolize fertility. This decorative ornament was used for special occasions and weddings.
The main body is made with the knotted technique, and from this hang ornaments covered with felt that end with horse hair. The inner lining is white cotton. In mint condition.
Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool, horse hair, cowrie shells, cotton
Size: 100×52 cms
Origin: Kyrgyz tribe, Kyrgyzstan
Date of weaving: 1940s