antique turkmen chuval sariq tribe yolatan oasis turkmenistan central asia

Antique Turkmen Chuval, Sariq Tribe, Yolatan Oasis, Turkmenistan, Central Asia.


| $1,597 USD | €1,377 EUR

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This magnificent face of a large storage-bag (chuval) was made by Sariq Turkmen in the Yolatan Oasis, Turkmenistan, during the second half of the nineteenth century. The dark aubergine field contains six major Sariq guls surrounded by minor guls - the magenta-red within each of the guls highlighted in silk. This is a stunning and powerful large weaving and I would say it was probably made for an important member of the Sariq hierarchy because of the incredible fineness of knotting and the use of so much silk. Note the 'dancing ladies' in the upper and lower elems!
The overall condition is excellent bar one tiny moth-eaten area which is easily repairable. Very special!
Size: 1.67m x 1.07m (5' 6" x 3' 6").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: LCBM19


Height = 1.67 cm (1")
Width = 1.07 cm (1")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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