cloak; textile; Kepenek

Shepherd's felt cloak ('Kepenek') made from cream-coloured wool decorated with small blue and red inlaid decoration. The decoration of the textile consists of a star-shaped motif at approximately chest-level, and a curvilinear motif at each shoulder point. The body part of the cloak appears to have been felted as a single unit only open at the bottom. The neckline and front opening seemingly have been cut afterwards (see the small bridge across towards the bottom of the opening). The integral hood is much thinner, and appears to have been felted in between the front and back of the cloak as a finished unit.

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