antique turkmen engsi ersary tribes middle amu darya region turkmenistan central asia

Antique Turkmen Engsi, Ersary Tribes, Middle Amu Darya Region, Turkmenistan, Central Asia.


Price

SOLD

Item Ref

BM1519

Description

This incredibly handsome engsi (yurt-door rug) was made by Ersary Turkmen in the Middle Amu Darya region around 1870-1880. Particularly rare to find in these 19th century engsis, are the plain-weave skirts at top and bottom and an extremely attractive elem (lower knotted-pile panel) - quite possibly a stylised tree design. The colours are beautiful with a wonderful use of sky-blue throughout. The engsi was the door-hanging at the entrance to the Turkmen yurt and symbolically represented the gateway to Paradise with the elem representing the sky-door and the pre-Islamic cross creating the four symbolic gardens of Paradise.
This fabulous engsi is in very good overall condition and a very collectable rug.
Size: 2.04m x 1.52m (6' 8" x 5' 0").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM1519


Dimensions

Height = 204 cm (81")
Width = 152 cm (60")
Depth = 0 cm (0")



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