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Yomut Torba

Late 19th C
Turkmen
DESCRIPTION:

When applied to Turkmen weaving, the term 'torba' refers to a type of shallow tent bag; smaller than a 'chuval,' but larger than a 'mafrash'. This classic Yomut group Turkmen bag face was woven as part of a torba and used to store household goods. Turkmen design uses a a full vocabulary of 'guls:' small repeated cruciform and polygon forms that are used as both major and minor elements. This torba is unusual in its use of a cruciform, often seen as a minor repeat element, as a major element. Thinner, delicate cruciform elements are then used as minors. The piece's colors are vivid and natural, and it employs a classic Yomud burgundy red field. Collection of Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price

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WIDTH:
2' 3"
LENGTH:
1' 3"
RUG ID:
17727
PRICE:
$1,200.00


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