Antique Turkmen Carpet, Teke Tribes, Turkmenistan, Central ...

Item Number
MAC13

This very handsome Turkmen carpet was made in Turkmenistan by Teke tribes around 1890-1900.
The carpet is in very good overall condition other than some minor repairs needing to be done to secure the ends and overbinding on the selvedges. Very decorative.
Size: 3.66m x 2.30m (12' 0" x 7' 6").
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Antique Turkmen Carpet, Teke Tribes, Akhal Oasis, ...

Item Number
MAC6

The beautiful madder-red field in this attractive Teke Turkmen carpet contains 5 vertical columns of 10 Teke guls (heraldic crests). The centre of each of the main guls have alternate indigo-blue and cochineal and turquoise and cochineal. Particularly attractive are the elems (skirts) incorporating a tree pattern at each end and the depiction of horned creatures on each side of the main border, as seen in the close-up image. Made around 1900, the soft natural dyes produce a wonderful warm palette to enhance any room.
Size: 2.84m x 2.09m (9' 4" x 6' 10").
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Antique Turkmen Carpet, Yomut Tribe, Trans-Caspian Steppes, ...

Item Number
BM1300

This fabulous Yomut Turkmen carpet was made in the third quarter of the 19th century in the Middle Amu Darya region of Turkmenistan. The beautiful copper-red field contains superbly-drawn 'dyrnak' guls (tribal crests) which appear to disappear under the rare main border and out into infinity. Look at the 'elems' or skirts at each end of the carpet with their beautifully depicted trees. A superb example of the lost woven art of the Turkmen.
Size: 2.90m x 1.78m (9' 6" x 5' 10").
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Antique Ersari Turkmen Carpet, Central Asia

Item Number
BM760

This large carpet made by the Ersari Turkmen tribes of northern Afghanistan/Central Asia with good natural colours and in excellent overall condition.
Size: 3.70m x 2.85m (12' 2" x 9' 4").
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Antique Yomud Turkmen Main Carpet, Central Asia ...

Item Number
BM364

A truly stunning Yomud Turkmen main carpet incorporating the so-called 'dyrnak-gul' pattern. The 'elems' or skirts at each end contain wonderful stylised 'trees-of-life' - a symbol of eternal life in many cultures and also amongst the Turkmen tribes. I acquired this carpet last week from the same old country house as the others, where it had been hanging in a large stairwell for over 20 years. It is in very good condition bar some minor wear in the elems but, as you might imagine, in need of a good bath after all this time on the wall! I estimate the carpet to be somewhere in the mid 19th century - maybe earlier - based on the interesting and archaic use of the guls and symbolic filler motifs.
Size: 3.12m x 1.85m (10' 3" x 6' 1").
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Antique Ersari Turkmen Carpet, Turkmenistan, Central Asia ...

Item Number
SM1

A beautiful Ersari main carpet with superb natural colours and in very good condition overall. There is a wonderful use of turquoise and sky-blue throughout the madder-red field colour.
Size: 3.00m x 2.13m (10' 0" x 7' 0").
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Antique Turkmen Carpet, Igdyr Tribes, Trans-Caspian Steppes, ...

Item Number
MAC12

This stunning main carpet of the Igdyr Turkmen tribes contains an aubergine field of 12 'tauk-nauska' guls in very good overall condition. The minor guls are interesting and unusual and the 'elems' or skirts are majestically decorated with stylized 'trees'.
More information to follow.
Size: 2.85m x 1.70m (9' 4" x 5' 7").
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Antique Kizyl Ayak Turkmen Carpet, Turkmenistan, Central ...

Item Number
BM668

The richness and warmth in the vegetable-dye terracotta is just amazing. The field ornaments or tribal gols are boldly presented in 3 vertical rows of 7 gols. This fabulous carpet was made by the Kizyl Ayak Turkmen in the Amu Darya region of Turkmenistan during the third quarter of the 19th century. Although it has had a few small repairs, it is in very good pile throughout.
Size: 3.05m x 2.44m (10' 0" x 8' 0").
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Antique Turkmen Carpet, Ersari Tribes, Northern Afghanistan. ...

Item Number
BM22

The overall colour palette in this beautiful Ersari Turkmen carpet is of a rich, brick, madder-red field. Three vertical rows of 6 powerful Ersari 'gols' (tribal crests) dominate the field in stunning shades of indigo-blues, turquoise and orange-red. The carpet has had some sympathetic restoration and is now in very good condition.
Size: 2.50m x 2.00m (8' 3" x 6' 7").
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18th Century Chodor Turkmen Main Carpet, Turkmenistan, ...

Item Number
BM659

In this wonderful and complete Chodor main carpet, we have the proto-type, dating to the 18th century. The carpet is in excellent condition for its age and was found last year in the old English country home of a deceased collector of Turkmen rugs and trappings. Note the near complete flatwoven skirts at each end - very rarely found as few survived. The background colour of this magnificent carpet is aubergine on which the Chodor tribal crest or gol is displayed.
This is an extremely important and rare example of early work of the Chodor tribe.
Size: 3.33m x 1.94m (10' 11" x 6' 4").
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Antique Tekke Turkmen Carpet, Turkmenistan, Central Asia. ...

Item Number
BM736

Beautiful colours fill the field of this fabulous Turkmen carpet, made by Tekke tribes circa 1870.
Size: 2.95m x 1.93m (9' 8" x 6' 4").
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