Antique Turkmen Carpet, Teke Tribes, Merv Oasis, ...

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RUGMAC9

Beautiful shades of madder-red dominate this fabulous decorative Teke Turkmen carpet made at the end of the 19th century. In excellent condition.
Size: 2.84m x 2.09m (9' 4" x 6' 10").
£5,500
| $7,323 USD | €6,232 EUR

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

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RUGMAC38

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").
£4,500
| $5,992 USD | €5,099 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 Carpet, Teke Tribes, Turkmenistan, Central ...

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RUGMAC26

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 Wedding Rug, Goklen Tribes, Turkmenistan, ...

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RUGMAC44

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").
£2,750
| $3,662 USD | €3,116 EUR

Antique Turkmen Engsi, Ersary Tribes, Turkmenistan, Central ...

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BM1398

The 'engsi' was made as a door hanging at the entrance to the Turkmen yurt and symbolically represented the gateway to Paradise, thus the extra lower skirt ('elem') which represented the sky door and central cross dividing the field into the 4 symbolic gardens.
All Turkmen tribes made an engsi - this one made by Ersary Turkmen circa 1880.
The overall condition is very good with some areas of slight wear and a few small expert repairs and this is reflected in the price.
Size: 1.70m x 1.40m (5' 7" x 4' 7").
£1,850
| $2,463 USD | €2,096 EUR

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

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BM/RK1

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 was 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").
£1,750
| $2,330 USD | €1,983 EUR

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

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RUGMAC1

This is an early Teke rug made with cochineal-dye wool, from the mid 19th century and originating from the Akhal Oasis in Turkmenistan.
The overall small 'gul' pattern in the central field is rare in rugs of the Teke nomads and more often found in their chuvals (bedding bags).
Note how the weaver started the border (base of rug) with the small 'gul' symbols but then changed her mind by knotting a different border pattern which then powerfully framed the field. The knotted 'elems' or skirts are beautifully drawn and although the overall condition of the pile is evenly low, it doesn't seem to detract from the rug when it's on the floor.
This a truly rare and fabulous example of early Teke work.
Size: 1.65m x 1.22m (5' 5" x 4' 0").
£1,450
| $1,931 USD | €1,643 EUR

Antique Turkmen Chuval, Sariq Tribe, Yolatan Oasis, ...

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RUGMAC45

This Turkmen bedding bag-face was made by Sariq nomads during the middle 19th century.
The 'elem' (lower skirt) depicts what looks like dancing ladies - also seen in the upper panel - on a beautiful glowing madder-red ground. The Sariq 'guls' (tribal crests) can be seen in the central field, highlighted in cochineal-red.
Size: 1.32m x 0.90m (4' 4" x 3' 0").
£1,250
| $1,664 USD | €1,416 EUR

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

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BM1230

This little wedding rug of the Teke Turkmen tribes was made around 1880.
Wedding rugs were highly-prized possessions and rarely sold by the family. It was made by the young bride for her and her future husband to stand on at the wedding ceremony and take their marriage vows. The high quality of the knotting showed her prowess as a weaver and desirability as a wife! This little rug is in very good overall condition with a few very minor areas of repair, expected in a rug of this age. Note the three vertical rows of Teke guls in the madder-red field and the rare minor guls. The 'elems' or skirts are also interesting, being of a different design each end.
Size: 1.10m x 1.01m (3' 7" x 3' 3").
£950
| $1,265 USD | €1,076 EUR

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

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BM/AE2

Here we have a nice decorative Teke Turkmen rug in very good condition, made circa 1900.
Size: 1.40m x 1.12m (4' 7" x 3' 8").
£950
| $1,265 USD | €1,076 EUR

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

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RUGMAC7

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