191. A stunning Ersari Afghan 'Hatchelu' or 'Ensi' Rug

Old Afghan Ersari Hatchelu Rug hand-spun wool

191. Provenance: Ersari Tribe, Turkoman, Northern Afghanistan

Size: 260 x 195 approx

Age: Circa 1950

Condition: Generally excellent, with just a couple of tiny re-weaves.

Notes: The 'ensi' or 'hatchelu' Turkoman rugs were originally woven doors and would hang over the entrance to the nomad's tent, and would be smaller than this one. This design proved so popular that it was adopted in larger rugs bound for floors and walls. Lustrous wool and rich colouring.

Price: $1275