401. An exquisite Antique Beshir Torba

Antique Beshir Turkoman Torba

401. Provenance: Beshir sub-tribe, Ersari Turkoman, Central Asia

Size: 125 x 43 cm

Age: Circa 1880

Condition. Largely good with full pile, but major losses at one end.

Notes: Such storage bags would have been used to store clothes or implements, and would have been hung from the sides of the yurt or tribal tent. This one has only natural dyes and is very tightly woven. Such pieces would in all likelyhood have been part of a bride's dowry to the groom's family. Despite the loss at one end, this piece is a beauty and remains highly collectable.



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