Antiker Turkaman Rug
108 cm x 76 cm
Geometric Antiker Turkaman Rug, dark brown with border and diamonds
|Place of origin|
|Size||108 cm x 76 cm (= 0.82 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool (handspun, natural color)|
Weft & Warp: wool
|Year of manufacture||1900|
|Coloring||dark brown, light brown|
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 antique Turkaman Rug is a collector's item. It is about 120 years old and, therefore, a really special piece. Antique rugs like this Turkaman Rug are still very popular and are sold at top prices by renowned auction houses.
The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a excellent contrast to the center.
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 creates a pleasant atmosphere without dominating the style of the room.
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 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.
The background of this Turkaman Rug is dark brown. The border features dark blue, dark brown and light brown.
You are not the first to appreciate this Turkaman Rug. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand knotted about 1900. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
The technique used to produce the materials of the pile of this Turkaman Rug is over 200 years old. The wool is dyed with natural colors and spun by hand. Dyeing with natural or vegetable dyes is more complicated, expensive and time-consuming than dyeing with chemical dyes. For a bright red, for example, you would need about one kilogram of ground madder root per kilogram of wool as dye. For a strong, not too pale yellow, you would need two kilograms of the dye madder per kilogram of wool. Also spinning wool is time-consuming and labor-intensive. In addition, fewer and fewer people are able to hand spin wool.
But the effort is worth it: By dyeing with natural dyes, the high-quality wool retains its natural fat content. Wool dyed with natural colors and spun by hand creates fascinating, iridescent patterns. The charm of hand-spun wool with its slight irregularities and natural hues unfolds as a contrasting element in modern interiors, but also in rooms that are furnished in a more traditional or country house style. The backing (weft and warp threads) of this Turkaman Rug is made of virgin wool.