168 cm x 40 cm
Geometric Antique Ersari runner, dark blue with diamonds and border
|Place of origin|
|Size||168 cm x 40 cm (= 0.67 qm)|
Weft & Warp: wool
|Year of manufacture||1920|
|Coloring||dark blue, yellow beige|
Place of origin
This Ersari rug was handknotted by members of the Turkmen Ersari tribe. Unlike most other Turkmen tribes, the Ersaris have no specific Gul or tribal motif. Instead, the typical patterns of the Ersari rugs show grids of stylized diamonds, diagonal rows of various small motifs, distorted Chinese cloud bands, palm trees or variations of the Persian Herati pattern.
Ersari rugs are knotted preferably in yellow shades. The background is often designed with two different shades of blue. Prayer rugs of the Ersari differ from those of other Turkmen tribes in that they have open prayer niche motifs with a pointed arch at the top indicating the direction of Mecca. Ersari rugs are often knotted somewhat looser than other Turkmen rugs, with softer wool and somewhat coarser knots. This antique Ersari is a collector's item. It is about 100 years old and, therefore, a really special piece. Antique rugs like this Ersari are still very popular and are sold at top prices by renowned auction houses.
The abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Ersari. The pattern flatters the design of the room and does not take the attention away from its furniture, decoration and architectural elements. It blends in fantastically with any surroundings and subtly complements the interior design of a room..
The repeating elements in the center field of this Ersari rug have no specific center (so-called repeating pattern). The repeating pattern has a calming but not boring effect. Rugs with repeating patterns are also called patterned.
In the pattern of this Ersari, the diamonds stand out in particular. Diamonds are a rhombus standing on a point, the four equal sides of which may be jagged, stitched or hooked. The diamond is one of the oldest basic forms in oriental rugs. It has a symbolic meaning in the Islamic world: it symbolizes the immortality of the soul. It is therefore very often found as a filler motif.
The embellished edging (border) forms a excellent contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.
The background of this Ersari is dark blue. The border features dark brown and dark blue.
You are not the first to appreciate this Ersari. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand knotted about 1920. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
The pile of this Ersari has been hand-knotted from high-quality virgin wool. Virgin wool is obtained through the gentle shearing of sheep. Virgin wool is a sustainable, natural raw material with a number of impressive properties; due to the wool's natural fat content, the surface repels water droplets and is thus naturally impervious to dirt. Wool also offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on living climate and muffles sound. The backing (weft and warp threads) of this Ersari is made of virgin wool.