The 'aina gul' is named for a small rectangular variety of mirror common in Persia and Central Asia. In Turkmen weaving it is most frequently encountered in Tekke knotted pile bagfaces. This chuval or large storage bag draws a field of aina guls in vibrant saturated color. Partially corroded highlights in cochineal dyed silk create a pleasing sculptural affect. White cotton highlights provide for additional contrast.
Tekke chuval19th C (3rd Q)
- Being sold on behalf of Dr. Robert Emry
- 3' 10"
- 2' 6"
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