ITEM 16338

Protective hanging, Ilgitch (oyna khalta)

Kungrat people, Central Asia
19th / early 20th century;
Wool, embroidery
86 x 86 cm / 34 x 34 in

Ex Anderson Collection

Such cloths were hung as protective talismans inside the yurt (jirga or ger) tents of the Kungrat non-Turkmen Central Asians. They align stylistically with the Uzbek Lakai who migrated into Afghanistan.