811. an ornate antique Tekke Turkoman torba

Antique Tekke Turkoman Torba or storage bag.

811. Provenance: Tekke tribe, Turkoman group of tribes, Turkmenistan/Central Asia

Size: 90 x 38 cm

Age: circa 1890

Condition: Excellent for high age.

Notes: This torba would have been used as a storage bag, within they yurt (circular tent made of animal hides). These tribal trappings represent some of the finest of Turkoman weavings. They were often given as dowry gifts to show off the weaving competence and skill of their daughter - such abilities were highly prized by in-laws as they represented earning potential. This is just such a piece - finely woven and detailed, using finest hand-spun highland wool and natural dyes.