The Turkmen

Camel Knee Decoration (pair)
Central Asia
19th or 20th Century
25.4 x 17.8 cm (10 x 7 in) each
Wool pile
Arlene C. Cooper
Promised gift to the Cleveland Museum of Art

These small weavings are among several made by a young woman specifically for her wedding. They are used to adorn the knees of the specially decorated camel on which she will ride in a procession from her family’s encampment to that of her future husband.



Camel Knee Decoration