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

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


| $1,890 USD | €1,726 EUR

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This large chuval - storage bag - was made by Ersary Turkmen tribes in the middle Amu Darya region of Turkmenistan during the third quarter of the nineteenth century.
Although its flat-woven back was removed at some point in the past, the face of this chuval is in very good complete condition. Originally made in pairs for transporting clothing and other personal belongings, this sadly, is the only one remaining, with no doubt, the other pair to this somewhere out there in the wide world!
The beautiful madder-red ground contains three vertical rows of five Ersary 'guls' (tribal crests) and particularly attractive is the main border with its compartmentalised pattern containing '8-pointed stars' - protective symbols. Note also the interesting change of colour in the 'elem' or skirt, undoubtedly done on purpose by the weaver to highlight the symbolic earthly world.
Size: 0.95m x 1.45m (3' 1" x 4' 9").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM2071


Height = 95 cm (38")
Width = 145 cm (57")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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