antique turkmen kapanuk ersari tribes middle amu darya region turkmenistan central asia

Antique Turkmen Kapanuk, Ersari Tribes, Middle Amu Darya Region, Turkmenistan, Central Asia.



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The Kapanuk hung at the door entrance of the Turkmen yurt under which hung the Engsi (door rug). It was therefore a decorative door surround and whether or not it was used on the outside or inside of the yurt entrance is debateable. However, an old photograph has recently emerged from the Russian museums showing a possible Sariq Turkmen yurt with the engsi hanging on the outside!
This kapanuk was made by Ersari tribes during the last quarter of the 19th century and is in mint condition with dood, glossy natural-dye wool and original braided tassels.
It is illustrated in my 3rd edition 'Tribal Rugs - Treasures of the Black Tent' page 60. A superb buy!
Size: 1.27m (4' 2") wide x 1.52m (5' 0") from top to base of tassels.
The top panel is 33cm (13") deep.
Viewing by appointment only.
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