antique turkmen asmalyk yomut turkmen transcaspian steppes central asia

Antique Turkmen Asmalyk, Yomut Turkmen, Trans-Caspian Steppes, Central Asia



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This fabulous Asmalyk was made by Yomut Turkmen around 1890-1900 and are in mint condition.
The Asmalyk - a pentagonal-shaped trapping - symbolised power and fertility and they were hung on the bridal camel as the bride rode to her wedding ceremony. They were then presented to her future husband as part of her dowry and he would then hang them inside the wedding yurt for the rest of their married life together. As a symbol of fertility, the hope was for many children - boys to protect the family unit and girls to look after the men and weave lots of beautiful carpets!!!
Size: 1.10m x 0.92 (3' 7" x 3' 0") including tassels.
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Internal Ref: MAC26

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