Antique Turkmen 12-Gul Torba, Teke Tribes, Akhal ...

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MAC106

Here we see a rare 12 gul Teke torba - once a small storage bag - in complete condition albeit, a little ragged in places. Nevertheless, this fabulous torba comprises 12 guls or tribal crests, rather than the more common 6 gul torbas - even those are relatively rare these days. The wool is soft and lustrous with highlights of cochineal-dye silk in the centre of the guls, and the weave is very fine, indicating it was made by a very competent Teke weaver, probably in the Akhal Oasis circa 1850. A truly wonderful work of woven nomadic art!
Size: 1.22m x 0.40m (4' 0" x 1' 4").
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Antique Turkmen Carpet, Teke Tribes, Turkmenistan, Central ...

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MAC105

Recently acquired from an old English country house where it had been in the family for many years, this lovely Teke Turkmen carpet has a soft colour palette of madder-red, making it a very easy colour to decorate a room with. The skirts 'elems' at each end are attractively different and overall, the carpet is in excellent condition albeit with a few small areas of restoration. The carpet, like all my stock, has been washed and floor-ready.
Size: 2.90m x 2.31m (9' 6" x 7' 7").
£3,750
| $4,993 USD | €4,249 EUR

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

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BM/JR

Dating to circa 1900, this beautiful Teke Turkmen carpet has a soft colour palette and a square size. Overall, it is in very good pile except for a small area of wear, and this is reflected in the price. Very decorative.
size: 2.31m x 2.31m (7' 7" x 7' 7").
£3,750
| $4,993 USD | €4,249 EUR

Antique Turkmen Wedding Rug, Teke Tribes, Akhal ...

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SJ4

Just magnificent! Fabulous quality - the very best of Teke weaving - made by a young bride at the height of her profession for her wedding and as finely knotted as any Teke rug I've come across.
Rugs made for the wedding were for the bride and groom to stand on and take their marriage vows. The quality of this dowry weaving shows the quality of work done by the young woman and in this case, she must have been a highly desirable catch!
Size: 1.60m x 1.20m (5' 3" x 4' 0").
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Antique Turkmen Chuval, Teke Tribes, Akhal Oasis, ...

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BM/TC

The madder-red field in this exceptionally fine Teke chuval (bedding-bag), can be compared to the most desirable reds in the weavings of the highly collectable Salor Turkmen. The chuval has highlights of cochineal-dye silk and was a very special piece when it was made. Although there is a small area of moth damage and the original selvedges are missing and the flat-woven back has long gone, the chuval still exudes power and intense beauty - a sign of the very highest quality work of the Teke weavers during the third quarter of the 19th century.
Size: 1.18m x 0.66m (3' 10" x 2' 2").
£1,250
| $1,664 USD | €1,416 EUR

Antique Turkmen Carpet, Yomut Tribe, Trans-Caspian Steppes, ...

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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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Rare Antique Turkmen Asmalyk, Yomut-Karadashli tribe, Trans-Caspian ...

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BM/GT1

Fabulous colours and a superb early design with shades of ivory, red, blue and turquoise. The turquoise border is fantastic and tiny highlights of cochineal-dye silk appear in the lower-right part of the asmalyk - a very special piece.
A rare asmalyk like this was made by the Karadashli Turkmen during the early 19th century, generally in pairs, and they were used to decorate the flanks of the wedding camel during the wedding procession. Presented to the bride's future husband at the marriage ceremony, he would hang the asmalyks inside the yurt as symbols of power and fertility. This fabulous asmalyk is complete with original tassels and is in excellent full-pile condition.
Size: 1.25m x 0.71m (4' 1" x 2' 4").
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Antique Turkmen Wedding Rug, Teke Tribes, Turkmenistan, ...

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BM/K1

Wedding rugs were, as the name implies, made for the bride and groom to stand on at their wedding ceremony and take their marriage vows. These rugs were never intended for sale but kept in the 'bukcha' (dowry bag) for the rest of their married lives. This little rug was made by Teke tribes at the end of the 19th century - possibly around 1900 - and bar a few minor repairs, it is in very good condition.
Size: 1.07m x 1.07m (3' 6" x 3' 6").
£950
| $1,265 USD | €1,076 EUR

Antique Turkmen Wedding Rug, Goklen Tribe, Turkmenistan, ...

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BM/Goklen

A rare and beautiful wedding rug of the Goklen Turkmen made around 1870. The rug is in excellent condition and depicts a myriad of small 'dyrnak' guls throughout the central field and surrounded by a simple border often found on Goklen weavings. The natural-dye aubergine field has a beautiful palette and the 'elems' at each end have shades of golden yellow. A very collectable little rug made by the Goklen bride for her and future husband to stand on at the wedding ceremony and take their wedding vows.
Size: 1.50m x 1.04m (4' 11" x 3' 5").
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Antique Turkmen Carpet, Teke Tribes, Turkmenistan, Central ...

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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, ...

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MAC61

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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Turkmen Chuval, Sariq Tribes, Turkmenistan, Central Asia ...

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JT9

The Chuval in Turkmen vocabulary was the bedding bag for transporting personal belongings on the camels and pack animals. This Chuval has lost its flatwoven back but retains, in excellent condition, its beautiful finely knotted-pile face incorporating 9 Sariq Turkmen guls (crests). Made around the end of the 19th century, the red field is probably derived from cochineal (insect dye).
Size: 1.49m x 0.81m (4' 11" x 2' 8").

£950
| $1,265 USD | €1,076 EUR