Purr Cover


Artist
Baluch, Western Pakistan (Pakistani)
Date
Early-mid 20th century
Medium
Wool
Dimensions
Work : 8 ft. 4 in. x 19 1/2 in. (2.5 m x 49.53 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Verne Trinoskey and Paula Armintrout Trinoskey
Object Number
2019.25.36

Label
Many nomadic and semi-nomadic families in the southern part of Baluchistan traditionally pile their unused rugs, bags, and bedding materials into a stack called a purr. This long textile strip was made to drape across a purr, partly as a form of decoration and partly as a status symbol to emphasize the family’s wealth.  

Object Type
Textile