antique turkmen engsi yomut tribe transcaspian steppes turkmenistan central asia

Antique Turkmen Engsi, Yomut Tribe, Trans-Caspian Steppes, Turkmenistan, Central Asia.


| $5,992 USD | €5,099 EUR

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A magnificent Engsi (yurt door rug) made by Yomut Turkmen in the Trans-Caspian Steppes, Turkmenistan around 1830-1850.
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.
Size: 1.63m x 1.24m (5' 4" x 4' 1").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM/FS1


Height = 163 cm (64")
Width = 124 cm (49")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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