Antique Yomut Turkmen Carpet
Turkmen Yomut Main room Carpet / Afghanistan
- Size:2.77m x 1.89m (9ft 1in x 6ft 2 in )
- Age 90+years
- 100% wool
- Condition : excellent -low pile but even throughout
- Free International shipping
Turkoman were nomads or semi nomads and therefore there are no surviving records of the Turkomans's tribal history.Legend says that Oghuz Khan was the original father of the Turkoman people and that these people became known as the Turkoman by the 10th and 11th centuries.They continued to spread far a field and now various large tribal groups of Turkomans live in Turkmenistan,Uzbekistan, Iran and Afghanistan.Small family groups can also be seen in Turkey. 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,and includes not only main carpets, but tent door carpets, prayer rugs, tent bags, transport bags and camel and horse decorations.Turkoman weavings were first shipped in the 1850's to the European markets from the town of Buhara and hence rather than indicating the tribal groups (Esari,Tekke,Salor,Yomut, to name just a few of the 45 groups and subgroups), many dealers sell Turkoman weavings as 'Buhara' carpets. Turkoman weavings at their best represent some of the finest and important weavings found on todays market.
All our store items are handmade Our vintage pieces are all preloved and due to the age and/or handmade nature of these items, minor signs of patination,fading, wear, or slightly unsymmetrical lines may be present.These are not considered flaws, they are part of their unique nature and why we love using them in our homes as they add both character and charm .