Turkmen weaving is both highly collectable and invigorating. The various Turkmen tribes of Central Asia are known for their elaborate and often rigid social structures, the paradigms of which are reflected in their weaving. This exceptional piece was made originally as a tent-bag face, or “chuval”.
Antique Kizil Ayak Chuval rug Bag Face. This antique Kizil Ayak Chuval rug bagface features nine large Tschowal güls of the Kizilayak Turkmenen with secondary Sharch Palak guls used by Turkoman tribes. Framed by a Yomud Asmalyk star border and flanked with running dog guard bands which is a repeating, stylized Vitruvian scroll resembling a wave. Perfect for an entry, library, stair landing, kitchen, man cave, open hall, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, sitting room, mud room, den, studio, study, office, foyer and entryway. Well-suited for a wide range of interior styles: Arts & Crafts, Rustic, Ethnic, Modern, Nomadic, Traditional, Eclectic, Mid-Century Modern, Cabin, Industrial, Lodge, Contemporary, Country, Tribal, Art Deco, Craftsman, Bungalow, Bohemian, or boho chic. Abrash. Age Wear. Hand-knotted wool. Made in Turkmenistan (Old Russia). Turkoman. Turkmen. Measures: 34”” x 60”.
Uniform low pile throughout and intact selvedges and fringe.
Rug Number: 1552
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