This dynamic Central Asian tent bag face, or 'chuval,' was most probably woven by Ersari Turkmen weavers along the Oxus River or Midle Amu Darya region in what is now Uzbekistan. Turkmen pile weavings usually render repeat small medallions known colloquially as 'guls'. Further east in Central Asia, Turkmen weavers explored local textile designs, most often those found in silk ikat textiles. This chuval draws a row of colorful diamonds striated in a similar manner to Central Asian ikat textiles. The bottom panel, or elem, draws a seemingly unique symmetrical form of 'boteh' while a band of linked arrow head motifs are drawn at the top.
Ersari ChuvalLate 19th C
- Being sold on behalf of Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price
- 4' 8"
- 3' 5"
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