In the antique market, Turkmen tribal weavings are considered an art form and this small but impressive Tekke Turkoman rug is no different. Woven in the 1870s in the Emirate of Bokhara, this handknotted masterpiece is admired for its fineness and uses an extraordinary quality of wool giving it a velvety texture.
This beautiful nomadic creation showcases a repeating “Gül” design, woven in brick-red, dark browns and dark blues with smaller Gül motifs creating a border. A second, more distinctive border frames the rug with a vivid chevron pattern, finished with a short wool fringe. These Gül designs serve as a badge or coat of arms of this tribal group and the colour schemes are typical of Tekke Turkoman rugs woven in the mid 18th century.
This much-copied design has become very familiar to the European eye, but in its original form here, it will add warmth and luxury to any suitable space.
Size: 126 × 94 cm, 4'1" × 3'1" ft