Antique Turkmen Ensi Prayer Carpet
Antique Turkmen Ensi Prayer Carpet /Turkmenistan - Afghanistan
Age 100yrs approx
Size:1.37m x 1.34m ( 4.5ft x 4.4ft )
100% handspun wool
Ensi is the name given to this partcular design which was woven and hung in the tent doors.
Fine knotting, soft pile throughout.No repairs or areas of wear
These carpets are known for their fine knotting and value for money .
History : The history, genealogy, beliefs and way of life of the Turkoman steppe peoples are all of great importance to their woven art.Turkoman weavings, with their distinctive red-brown palette, repeating rows of geometric 'gul'ornamentation, extremely fine major and minor borders, high knot count and strong glossy wool represent a highly complex and historically continuous culture.The study of Turkoman weavings is extensive and important especially as the various different tribes reside within a large area including Iran Turkmeni,stan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.