Alter Turkaman Rug
297 cm x 195 cm
Patterned Alter Turkaman Rug, dark red with border and diamonds
|Place of origin|
|Size||297 cm x 195 cm (= 5.79 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1930|
|Coloring||dark red, dark green|
Place of origin
This rug was knotted by members of Turkmen tribes. The Turkmen are known especially for their Bukhara rugs. Bukhara ( sometimes also Bokhara) is an oasis city in Uzbekistan, situated along the former Silk Road. Although no rugs were knotted in Bukhara itself, the city has given its name to many oriental rugs, because they were traditionally exported to the West from Bukhara. But these rugs were knotted by Turkmen tribes like the Yomoudh or Tekke. This old Turkaman Rug is more than 40 years old and a true collector's item.
The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a glorious contrast to the center.
The repeating elements in the center field of this Turkaman Rug 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 Turkaman Rug, 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 abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Turkaman Rug. 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 background of this Turkaman Rug is dark green. The colors dark red and dark green dominate the overall impression. The border is dark red.
This Turkaman Rug has had admirers before you. It was hand knotted about 1930. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
The pile of this Turkaman Rug 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 weft and warp threads of this Turkaman Rug are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.