Antique Tekke

Age pre-1910. This circa 1800 Tekke measures 6’2” X 9’6” (189 x 290 cm). This rug has quite a few very interesting elements beginning with the elams which are very asymmetric. Look at them closely, you’ll see what I mean. The border is also very asymmetric. From a first glance it seems out of whack unlike most Tekkes which have more symmetry. The field is very interesting also. The grid work, although common in Tekkes, is dyed a very dark navy which is almost black so it stands out. The minor guls are also outlined in this dark navy giving the guls a very 3 dimensional look. There is a profuse amount of green used in the rug which is very nice and all over the rug are tiny little images of combs and birds. There is a minor border that has a reciprocal at the outside of the rug. I have never seen this border before so I don’t know the name for it although it does look similar to rams horn. The rug is very finely woven from extremely soft wool. The rug is basically full pile. It is nearly possible to roll this rug up to handkerchief size. This beautiful rug needs to be seen to be appreciated. It is uniquely one of a kind. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance. read more

Yomud Chuval

Age pre-1910. #7363 Yomud Juval.
This 19th century 3ft6inX 5‘ft4in (109 x 164cm) Yomud Juval has fifteen major guls (rounded lobed). Three of them form an equilateral triangle containing white, white, white wool making an almost startling presentation, separated by a minor Chemche gul. One interesting characteristic of the rug is that the major and minor guls are separated by a zig- zag line in barber pole motif worked in red, green, blue, terra cotta and white. The piece has a major border consisting of the Kochanak border generally found in Tekkes. It is worked in very dark green and blue on a terra cotta ground. The elam is a modified tree of life design sometimes found in Ersari. The rug is in passably good shape which is evenly low except for a part of the elam as photographed which is missing a chunk. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance of $40.00..
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Age pre-1910. This circa 1800 Ersari single gul Juval measures 1’8” X 5’3” (54 x 161 cm). The piece was at one time cut right down the middle as you can see by the image. A picture is worth a thousand words. Your description will probably be better than mine. Make an offer. The buyer pays the shipping. Please visit our website at INVENTORY # 7360.
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