Yomut Main Carpet
Turkmenistan, ca. 1880. Main carpet with a dyrnak gul design and an unusually wide range of colours including two lovely shades of green. Regular lattice of octagons and diamonds in the top and bottom elems. A similar, but slightly wider, piece is in the Rickmers Collection, published in Pinner, Robert, The Rickmers Collection. Turkoman Rugs in the Ethnographic Museum Berlin. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz, 1993, Plate 47, p.61. Wool on wool, original Kelim ends, great quality of dyes, excellent condition
290 x 160 cm / 9'6''x 5'3''