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Camel Flank Decoration

Turkmen weavers produced special pentagonal rugs to decorate the camel that carried the bride during the wedding ceremony. The rugs were fastened together with braids, and an embroidered tent for the bride was placed between them on the camel’s hump. The task of making the points of the pentagon (in a combination of plain and pile weaving) required special skill and experience on the part of the weaver. This rug is extraordinarily even in its shape and perfect in its weaving.

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