Making a reed screen

Painting of a woman sewing a reed screen with diamond-shaped motifs in red, green, black, brown, yellow and purple. The screen is supported on a horizontal pole on two Y-shaped uprights with seven loom weights. The woman stands behind the screen, dressed in an orange head cloth and dress and a dark brown waistcoat and sleeveless tunic. Another woman with a small child on her back looks on. She is dressed in a long purple dress and a dark brown waistcoat and brown slippers with a white turban around a brown cap. Behind the woman is a yurt with a felt roof, a smoke hole flap and a rolled up felt door-flap; the roof is held in place by six crossed tent bands. The yellow reed walls are bound with a single brown tent base-girth. A pile of branches rests on the screen frame. The felt is pitched on stony ground. The cloudy sky is white and blue. Signed Cерекеев Б. on the bottom left corner with a printed white label on the bottom right; with an inscription in black ink on the back. Painted on hessian canvas with a dark brown frame backed with a pale brown frame with white fabric nailed between.

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