antique turkmen mixedtechnique torba teke tribes turkmenistan central asia

Antique Turkmen Mixed-Technique Torba, Teke Tribes, Turkmenistan, Central Asia.



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This very rare face of what once was a small storage bag (torba), was woven in mixed-technique i.e. horizontal bands of knotted pile and plain-weave, by Teke Turkmen nomads, probably in the early to mid 19th century.
More common in this mixed technique are chuvals (large storage bags), but it is extremely rare to find a torba - sadly without its back, but showing the remains of its original plain-weave top sewn over and original selvedges. This is a very important and collectable item of which very few are published.
Size: 79cm x 31cm (2' 7" x 1' 0").
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Internal Ref: BM/GT

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