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Antique Engsi (yurt-door rug), Yomut Turkmen Tribes, Trans-Caspian Steppes, Turkmenistan, Central Asia.



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Another magnificent Engsi - yurt-door rug), made by Yomut Turkmen in the Trans-Caspian Steppes, Turkmenistan around the first half of the 19th century. The madder-red central panels depict a beautifully drawn 'asik' pattern - (small trees) - with the four divided panels symbolically depicting the 'four gardens of Paradise'. Particularly striking, are the 'elems' - the bottom elem in gorgeous indigo sky-blue and depicting stylised 'trees-of-life'. This is a rare, important and highly collectable engsi of the Yomut Turkmen.
Size: 1.63m x 1.24m (5' 4" x 4' 1").
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Internal Ref: BM1257

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