embroidery

Decorative panel, either for a tent wall or a house window silk runner. Rectangular cloth, puce with embroidered floral motifs: four flower heads in green, red, pink and cream frames (three central), with chilli pods and sun symbols around; the field is separated into three panels by red bands; silk embroidery in what the maker described as ‘typical Kirgiz motifs’. With a narrow border of dark green velveteen. Backed with a printed cotton cloth: florals in purple and white on poppy red. Made by Yrysa Aliena Kaken who lives at Kizil Kia near Osh. In the summer she lives in Tamchi on the northern shore of Lake Issyk Kul.

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