Caravans, Covers and Containers

Horse Cover
Central Asia, Uzbekistan
18th or 19th Century
Wool, silk embroidery
167.5 x 118.7 cm (66 x 46 3/4 in.)
Marshall & Marilyn R. Wolf

The high quality of workmanship and the essentially urban, Persian-derived style of its decoration suggest that this Central Asian horse cover was made by professional embroiderers for a wealthy clientele. Its worn condition and the classical fluency of its design indicate that it could be as old as the eighteenth century.