Great Tekke Turkmen main carpets are renowned for their fine weave, velvety handle, saturated madder-red ground, and clear crisp drawing. This stellar example spaciously draws large dinner plate-sized quartered guls with stylized and elongated 'chemcheh' minors. While in the bottom third of the piece these minor elements are free floating, they are linked vertically by slim barber-pole devices in the remaining upper two-thirds. This feature is sometimes seen in Tekke tent-bags as well.
Tekke main carpet19th C (3rd Q)
- Rewoven corner, missing flat-woven skirt one end, damage to skirt other end. Almost pristine preservation of silky pile with the exception of one band of slightly corrosive red.
- 6' 11"
- 9' 2"
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