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The Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Collection
Bequest of H. McCoy Jones
A cover, probably for stacked bedding, made of strips of plain-weave red wool sewn together and embroidered with octagonal mediallions in red, yellow-green, yellow, dark blue, and ivory wool. The medalllions are of a type known as a "kalkan göl." To make the object, a long band of plain weave was produced on a staked ground loom; then the band was dyed red and cut into a series of equal lengths, each of which was embroidered separately; finally the bands were sewn together to create the textile in its present form.. This construction sequence for gilam was not common until after 1925. The colors in this example suggest a later dating, probably the late 1930s or early 1940s.