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Early 19th Century Tekke Turkmen Dip Khali Small Rug
  • Early 19th Century Tekke Turkmen Dip Khali Small Rug
  • Early 19th Century Tekke Turkmen Dip Khali Small Rug
  • Early 19th Century Tekke Turkmen Dip Khali Small Rug
  • Early 19th Century Tekke Turkmen Dip Khali Small Rug
  • Early 19th Century Tekke Turkmen Dip Khali Small Rug
  • Early 19th Century Tekke Turkmen Dip Khali Small Rug
  • Early 19th Century Tekke Turkmen Dip Khali Small Rug
  • Early 19th Century Tekke Turkmen Dip Khali Small Rug
  • Early 19th Century Tekke Turkmen Dip Khali Small Rug
  • Early 19th Century Tekke Turkmen Dip Khali Small Rug
  • Early 19th Century Tekke Turkmen Dip Khali Small Rug
  • Early 19th Century Tekke Turkmen Dip Khali Small Rug

Early 19th Century Tekke Turkmen Dip Khali Small Rug

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£750.00


Product Description

An early example of a Turkmen ‘Dip Khali’ rug, made by the Tekke tribe during the first half of the 19th century.

The rug is hand woven using asymmetrical (Persian) knots. The vertical to horizontal knot ratio (per inch) is 13:11 and the KPSI is approximately 143. Warps and wefts are of ivory/light brown wool.

The colour palate is of dark indigo blue, ivory and undyed brown wool, as well as various shades of light rust coloured wool with orange highlights. The selvages are of dark blue.

Decorated sparingly, the field of the rug consists of 3 columns of 7 Tekke ‘guls’, which have been attached by horizontal and vertical lines. Simpler and rounder than their more modern equivalents, the main ‘guls’ are quartered. The secondary ones seem to be an unusual derivative of a Juval ‘gul’. The main border is of blue, rust and ivory Ramshorn motifs which become narrow when horizontal. The top and bottom of the rug has the typical candelabra pattern in dark blue and ivory wool. An interesting band of compartments filled with 8 pointed stars and a range of geometric patterns, can also be seen.

The rug is in good condition, but shows signs of its considerable age. In parts the blue overcasting is missing, exposing the wefts beneath. A section of the candelabra guard stripe, about halfway down, looks to have been repaired some time ago. At one end, the rust coloured wool is noticeably lighter, possibly as a result of being closer to the entrance of the tent and therefore having more contact with sunlight. In general, the pile has thinned over the years, in some areas to the knot-heads.

Size: 129 x 114 x 0.3cm
Weight: 2.6kg

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