The word Jol in Farsi us used for a horse blanket or cover. A jol is put over a horse either to protect it from the cold in the winter or at night, after a long gallop or after it has been perspiring intenselly.
Besides keeping a horse wam, a jol is meant to be the horse´s ceremonial garnment in weddings, national festivities and official visits. Just as the horseman will don his best clothes, so he decorates his horse with the best of his jol.
This vintage horse blanket combines woven areas with knotted or piled areas. It has some decorative pompons in the edges.
Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool
Size: 183×123 cms
Origin: Qashqai tribe from Iran
Date of weaving: 1970s