Antique Ersari/Beshir Turkmen Rug-Ikat Inspired Design
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Sold Date: 10/04/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Textiles, Clothing & Accessories
âe(tm)s a small Ersari/Beshir Turkmen rug with an ikat-inspired design. Probably late 19th century, could be early 20th. It is difficult to be sure of the precise attribution of rugs like this, but almost certainly made by Turkmen weavers in the Middle Amu Darya River Valley, in spite of the field design which is clearly copied from Uzbek silk ikats. This rug is 61 inches x 45 inches (155 cm x 115 cm).
Condition should be evident from the images. Better pile toward the margins, lower pile (to knot loops in places) through the center. A small hole (about an inch) in the upper part just to right of center. A few rows of knots lost at both ends,--a bit into the border at upper left. Colors appear to be good; no dye bleeding or running. The rug is dirty, and colors will undoubtedly be brighter after washing.
The images are all taken outdoors in direct bright sunlight; the colors appear close to reality on my monitor.If you have questions or want to see more images, please Email and Iâe(tm)ll happily reply. I WILL BE LISTING OTHER OLD AND ANTIQUE RUGS AND TEXTILES FROM TIME TO TIME, SO CHECK MY AUCTIONS REGULARLY AND YOU MIGHT FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE.
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