Year 2000s piece. Hand stiched cotton and silk material. Turcoman wedding, tent hanging. These pieces are mostly made of old wedding dresses in square patches stitched together by hand. These pieces are made for the "nazar" which is believed a beam coming out of eyes, and these pieces a protection against the evil, jeaoulus eyes looking, warting off the evil looks that may touch the bride or the house. It symbolies the unity of the family and power and the state of the female in the new family. Most fragments are either silk, cotton, velvet or ikkat, and there are pieces attached on the fabric some like shamanic belief crumbs chicken bone, human hair or prayer papers.
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