turkmen wedding rug teke tribes turkmenistan central asia

Turkmen Wedding Rug, Teke Tribes, Turkmenistan, Central Asia.


Price

£950
| $1,265 USD | €1,076 EUR


Item Ref

BM1230

Description

This beautiful little wedding rug of the Teke Turkmen tribes was made around 1880.
Wedding rugs were highly-prized possessions and rarely sold by the family. It was made by the young bride for her and her future husband to stand on at the wedding ceremony and take their marriage vows. The high quality of the knotting showed her prowess as a weaver and desirability as a wife! This little rug is in very good overall condition with a few very minor areas of repair, expected in a rug of this age. Note the three vertical rows of Teke guls in the madder-red field and the rare minor guls. The 'elems' or skirts are also interesting, being of a different design each end.
Size: 1.10m x 1.01m (3' 7" x 3' 3").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM1230



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