I saw this post by Glenn Ross:http://www.turkotek.com/misc_00114/tibetan.htm
believe the straps which Glenn queries about are completely unrelated to
anything Turkic. When I was in Lhasa there were many similar straps for
sale, most of which were embroidered.They were backpack straps
My guess is that Glenn's are the same: Same size,
same width..not 40ft long Turkmen tent bands. If not porter straps,
perhaps they might be similar straps for animals.
As we know
Turkmen tent bands are really "Yurt Bands", used for holding together the
lattice of a yurt. Tibetan nomads don't use yurts. They use black Yak hair
tents....so no tent bands needed.