690. a captivating antique Beshir Turkoman carpet

Old Beshir Turkoman Carpet

690. Provenance: Beshir sub-tribe, Ersari, Turkoman group, Turkmenistan/northern Afghanistan

Age: Circa 1920

Size: 226 x 186 cm

Condition: Good.

Notes: A most unusual design, with 48 'chuval' sytel guls, sitting within a relatively simple border. This is almost like an extremely oversized storage bag (chuval) in concept and feel. What makes this somewhat niaive piece stand out is the wonderful colouring itself, as well as the imaginative use of the colour, breaking up what could have been a rather monotonous field. Gorgeous.

Price: 

$2,675
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