antique turkmen chuval teke tribes turkmenistan central asia

Antique Turkmen Chuval, Teke Tribes, Turkmenistan, Central Asia.


| $2,359 USD | €2,042 EUR

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The quality of the silky pile, which is in near perfect condition all over, is the very best. The weave too, is exceptionally fine.
Chuvals were usually made in pairs with plain-weave backs, and were used for transporting bedding, clothing and utensils whilst the tribe were on the move. I feel quite certain that the damage in the top left and right corners, was caused by the cords which were attached to the sides of the chuval and took a huge amount of weight during these migratory periods. Made by Teke Turkmen around 1870-1880, this is a beautiful and very collectable example of the best of Teke weaving.
Size: 1.35m x 0.81m (4' 5" x 2' 8").
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Internal Ref: BM1761


Height = 81 cm (32")
Width = 135 cm (53")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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