Antique Turkmen Carpet, Ersary Tribes. Middle Amu ...

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The terracotta colours in this Ersari Turkmen carpet are just stunning. The field contains three vertical rows of seven Ersari 'guls' or tribal crests, spacious and beautifully drawn.
Made by Ersari Turkmen in the region of the middle Amu Darya around 1870-1880, the carpet is in excellent overall condition and would complement any room.
Size: 3.32m x 2.54m (10' 11" x 8' 4").

Antique Turkmen Carpet, Kizyl Ayak Tribe, Turkmenistan, ...

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A handsome main carpet of the Kizyl Ayak Turkmen, made circa 1870 in Turkmenistan.
It has a glowing red field consisting of 3 vertical rows of 9 Kizyl Ayak 'guls' - tribal crests - and a very striking, typical Kizyl Ayak main border.
In generally good overall pile condition, the carpet has a few areas of old re-weaves and is priced accordingly.
Size: 2.34m x 1.46m (7' 8" x 4' 9").

Antique Turkmen Rug, Kizyl Ayak Tribe, Turkmenistan, ...

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This charming little rug contains three powerful Kizyl Ayak Turkmen guls on a madder-red ground. Made around 1900, the rug is in excellent condition with attractive elems either end.
Size: 1.22m x 0.91m (4' x 3').

Antique Small Turkmen Rug, Ersari Tribes, Middle ...

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This charming little ivory-ground rug with its overall depiction of Turkmen 'ashiks', was made by Ersari tribes in the middle Amu Darya region of Turkmenistan around 1900.
Size: 97cm x 72cm (3' 2" x 2' 4").

Antique Turkmen Main Carpet, Teke Tribes, Turkmenistan, ...

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A magnificent main yurt carpet made by Teke Turkmen tribes during the third quarter 19th century. The glowing madder-red is just to die for (excuse the pun) and the carpet is in excellent overall condition with stunning elems (skirts). The weave is as fine as they get as can be seen in the close-up photo and all I can add is that the weaver was obviously at the very height of her weaving ability.
Size: 2.81 x 2.24m (9' 3" x 7' 4").

Antique Turkmen Main Carpet, Teke Tribes, Turkmenistan, ...

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The very best madder-red can be found on the early rugs, carpets and trappings of the Teke and Salor Turkmen tribes.
Here we see in this fabulous yurt main carpet made by Teke tribes during the mid 19th century, this fantastic use of glowing madder-red on which are depicted the tribal crests or 'guls' of the Teke tribe. You can't get much better than this!
Highly collectible and amongst the very best of type.
3.23 x 1.90m (10' 7' x 6' 3").

Antique Tekke Turkmen Carpet, Turkmenistan, Central Asia. ...

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Beautiful colours fill the field of this fabulous Turkmen carpet, made by Tekke tribes circa 1870.
Size: 2.95m x 1.93m (9' 8" x 6' 4").

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

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This magnificent engsi (yurt door rug) was made by Yomut Turkmen in the trans-Caspian Steppes of Turkmenistan circa 1860-1870. To find engsis of this age and in such amazing condition is pretty rare these days. The vegetable-dye wool is lustrous, soft and glossy and the 'elem' or lower skirt is superbly drawn.
Engsis were made specifically for hanging at the door of the yurt and symbolised the gateway to Paradise.
This is certainly one of the very best made by the Yomut tribe.
Size: 1.67m x 1.35m (5' 6" x 4' 5").

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

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Engsis were made as door-hangings and hung at the entrance to the Turkmen yurt. This magnificent engsi is complete with stunning 'elems' or skirts at the bottom depicting 'trees-of-life'. The central cross divides the field into the symbolic four gardens of Paradise. Turkmen belief is that the elems symbolised the gateway to Paradise or often referred to as the 'sky door'.
This engsi was made by the Yomut Turkmen no later than 1850 and is an important and very collectible example from this tribe.
Size: 1.62m x 1.40m (5' 4" x 4' 7").

Antique Turkmen Main Carpet, Ersary Tribes, Middle ...

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This carpet can only be described as a cracker! A magnificent yurt carpet, made by Ersary Turkmen in the Middle Amu Darya region of Turkmenistan circa 1870. The beautiful madder-red field consists of three vertical rows of six large Ersary 'guls' tribal crests), highlighted in deep indigo-blue, glowing natural orange and turquoise. The overall condition of the carpet is excellent with only minor wear in one of the kilim skirts. Otherwise, a superb, collectable and very decorative carpet.
Size: 3.40 x 2.30m (11' 2" x 7' 6").

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

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This fabulous Teke Turkmen rug is as good as they come!
In mint condition with full, lustrous, glossy wool, the rug was made by Teke tribes circa 1870.
The quality is nothing more than superb and it is rare these days, to find a rug of this age in this amazing condition. It has to be handled to fully appreciate the quality.
Size: 1.68m x 1.12m (5' 6" x 3' 8").

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

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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").