LARGE OVERSIZED TRIBAL RUG AFGHAN ERSARI TURKOMAN OR TURKMEN RUG – “ONE OF A KIND” DECORATIVE TRIBAL ART.
The Turkmen or Turkoman people are settling in villages in Afghanistan an Turkmenistan near the Persian border. Their origin is tribal nomadic, but most members of the tribes have settled in villages in the last decades. Typical for most Turkoman carpets is their geometric design made of wide borders and a repeating inner field with symbols called “Gul” The design of the Gul and the borders tell a lot, which tribe of Turkoman made the rug. The rug listed has 24 octagonal main Guls (eight edged) in 3 rows divided by smaller minor Guls. This one has a wool with silk-like shine, a color best defined as brick red combined with blue and brown motives. Since tribal people usually have smaller portable looms, it is normal that they make small rugs. Most Turkmen rugs found are between 4 x 6 ft and 8 x 11 ft. For this reason, this 15 x 11 ft rug is a so called oversized or “Khan” rug = leader of highest nobility. The condition of this beautiful rug is good. It has good pile, original kilim borders and original selvedge. • Beautiful vintage rug • All handmade, hand knotted • Pile pure wool, warp and weft wool • Traditional design, very unique rug, typical abrash color changes from different batches of wool • Condition: Good. Full pile, great condition. Just fresh washed, some old repairs and restorations • Land of origin: Afghanistan.
Please note: Tribal rugs with warp and weft made of wool are never perfectly straight and don´t lay 100% flat. For this reason, we recommend the use of a rug pad to stabilize the rug on the floor.
Style: Goes well with Traditional, Classic, European
Length: 15´5 ft, 470 cm
Width: 11´25 ft, 340 cm
Height: Approx 1/3 inch, 0.8 cm
Age: 50 – 70 years, vintage
Condition: Good, some old repairs, freshly washed,
Colours: Red, Blue, Brown
Fair Trade: Yes, Label STEP certified
Sustainable: Yes, new wool is a renewable raw material
Anti-slip: carpet stop underlay recommended on smooth floors
Underfloor heating: Yes, suitable
Country of origin: Afghanistan
This carpet was made in the border area in northern Afghanistan, the Ersari live in the steppe between Merv in the west, Mazar I Sharif in the southeast and Bochara in the north. Typich are the large motifs, called Gul or Gül, and in relation to the infield above-average borders. Ersari Gül are almost always octagonal and retaltive close to a square shape.
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Wear consistent with age and use.