antique turkmen wedding rug teke tribes akhal oasis turkmenistan central asia

Antique Turkmen Wedding Rug, Teke Tribes, Akhal Oasis, Turkmenistan, Central Asia.


Price

£1,450
| $1,931 USD | €1,643 EUR


Item Ref

RUGMAC 51

Description

A charming little Teke Turkmen wedding rug made circa 1880 and in very good condition bar a small number of minor repairs. The rug retains its original flat-woven 'elems' (skirts) with an additional band of knotted-pile within the plain-weave at each end - an attractive finish which I suspect tells us how important this little rug was to the young weaver who made it. Small, square rugs like this one were specifically made as part of the bride's dowry and were used at the wedding ceremony for the bride and groom to stand on and take their marriage vows.
Size: 1.27m x 1,02m (4' 2" x 3' 4").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: RUGMAC 51



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