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, Kizyl Ayak Tribe, Turkmenistan, ...

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Made circa 1900, this handsome Kizyl Ayak Turkmen carpet contains 4 vertical rows of Kizyl Ayak 'guls' (tribal crests) on a rich red ground. The carpet has been washed and is in very good overall condition.
Size: 3.05m x 1.83m (10' 0" x 6' 0")
£3,500
| $4,660 USD | €3,966 EUR

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

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RUGMAC 41

I love the glowing madder-red in the ground of this beautiful little Turkmen wedding rug, made by a Teke weaver circa 1870-1880. Wedding rugs were made specifically by the bride for her and the groom to stand on at their wedding ceremony and take their marriage vows. The quality of the work that went into the weaving of these rugs was of the highest quality which showed the young bride as an accomplished weaver and would therefore bring wealth to the family. This charming little rug is in excellent overall condition with no repairs other than the selvedges having been re-bound.
Size: 1.20m (4' 0") square.
£1,600
| $2,130 USD | €1,813 EUR

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

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RUGMAC 51

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 were 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").
£1,450
| $1,931 USD | €1,643 EUR

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

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This fine Teke Turkmen rug has a glowing madder-red field and nicely spaced guls.
The rug displays 3 vertical rows of 6 Teke guls interspersed by beautifully-drawn minor guls.
This is a very good collectable Teke rug, in reasonably good overall condition, and dating to the mid 19th century.
Size: 1.63m x 1.36m (5' 4" x 4' 5").
£1,250
| $1,664 USD | €1,416 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").
£1,150
| $1,531 USD | €1,303 EUR

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

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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

Antique Turkmen Chuval, Sariq Tribe, Turkmenistan, Central ...

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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 1900, the red field is probably derived from cochineal (insect dye). What a steal at 950!!!
Size: 1.49m x 0.81m (4' 11" x 2' 8").
£950
| $1,265 USD | €1,076 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").
£950
| $1,265 USD | €1,076 EUR

Antique Afghan Rug, Daulatabad, Northern Afghanistan.

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RUGMAC 34

This is a beautiful deep, glowing red Afghan rug, made in the region of Daulatabad in northern Afghanistan around 1920. The rug comprises 5 vertical Ersary Turkmen guls (tribal crests) - a tribe originating in Turkmenistan and displaced into north Afghanistan by the Russians at the end of the 19th century.
Size: 2.10m x 1.25m (6' 11" x 4' 1").
£750
| $999 USD | €850 EUR

Antique Turkmen Chuval, Yomut Tribes, Trans-Caspian Steppes, ...

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BM/AE4

Chuvals were made in pairs with flat-woven backs and were large bedding-bags for tying to the flanks of the camel during long migrations. This chuval has lost its flat-woven back - and its mate - but nevertheless a nice example made by Yomut Turkmen around 1900.
Size: 1.22m x 0.79m (4' 0" x 2' 7").
£750
| $999 USD | €850 EUR