Yomut Embroidered Chuvalc. 1900
- Flat-woven banded Turkmen chuvals, or storage sacks, were woven most frequently by the women of the Tekke tribe, who were known for making kizyl (red) and aq (white) banded chuvals. These red and white bags would often incorporate portions of pile in their banding. This Yomut piece shares many similarities with its Tekke cousins, but has distinct features that identify it as quintessentially Yomut. No pile is used in this piece. Instead, elaborate weft-float embroidery in naturally dyed wool and contrasting cotton white is exclusively utilized. As opposed to the standard white or red grounds of the Tekke pieces, the Yomut weavers preferred shades of aubergine. Indeed, the plum-sugar ground of this piece is quite pleasing, and contrasts beautifully with the prevalent green accents found throughout the bands. Collection of Frank Tosto
- 3' 9"
- 2' 5"
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