bag (containers)

Mirror bag, local name oina khlata; square, red fabric edged with black and a network band of tassels in yellow and grey wool. The main motif is a circle with combined ram’s horns and tridents on the circumference, and containing four ‘anchors’ around a circle, all in chain stitch. The circle is in blue and white, the anchors in orange and yellow. Between the central motif and the edge are four crescents with ‘handles’, two in yellow and orange, two in dark blue; plus four free-floating trefoils in blue; all in chain stitch. Plain red back and two support loops. The pattern/motifs show affinities with Lakai-Uzbek and Karakalpak motifs, i.e. nomadic peoples.

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