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    Posted 7 years ago

    mervinsma
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    I fell in love with what I believe to be a horse or saddle blanket about 20 years ago at a local auction. It has beautiful ethnic needlepoint work and tassels with the cut out at the front presumable for the horses neck. I have recently pulled it out to put on display but can never really answer questions when guests ask about its origin. It has been suggested that it may be from the early to mid 1900's and possibly Andean. It is a truly beautiful piece and wonder if anyone knows anymore about it.

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    Comments

    1. Celiene Celiene, 7 years ago
      Need better pics - a close up would be nice, and a picture of the back. How is it made? Is it tied like a rug? Embroidered? MORE information is always better than none.
    2. Celiene Celiene, 7 years ago
      Check these out. One is an embroidered felt saddle blanket. It could be a pad saddle. Post it in horse saddles or horse trappings.

      GOOGLE: scythian embroidered felt saddle blanket
    3. Celiene Celiene, 7 years ago
      There is one that is similar here. Scroll halfway down the page - or do a search for the words 'modern wool felt' and it will take you right to the picture.

      http://www.florilegium.org/?http%3A//www.florilegium.org/files/EQUESTRIAN/Sadle-Blankts-art.html
    4. Celiene Celiene, 7 years ago
      Look up 'Persian Qashqai Horse Cover'. You need to post in something horse related or textile related. It's too hard to research with your paltry explanation and poor photograph. You are allowed four photos, use them all!
    5. Celiene Celiene, 7 years ago
      It IS very special - but not Andean. I even looked up Andalusian. Everything is pointing to Mongolia/Persia/Russia/Turkman /Steppes.
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      this does not look Andean to me. it looks Asian - either Persian, Tibetan, Caucausus, or possibly Chinese. i've seen one before which i think was chinese - a very good piece too.
    7. mervinsma, 7 years ago
      Thank you. I'm even more curious now. I will take better pictures and post.

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