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Ex James Opie Collection: Antique Ersari Beshir(?) Turkoman Wedding Trapping For Sale
ANTIQUEERSARI BESHIR(?) TURKOMAN WEDDING CAMEL TRAPPING (Jollar), Central Asian tribal, Amu Darya river village settlements from southwest Turkmenistantoward northern Afghanistan, late century to circa 1900, and coming in very goodoverall original conditionfor the collector. The exact size is:0'-11" x 4'-10" (28 x 147cm).Provenance: Ex James Opie Collection.Long weavings, like this superbantique one,were created by the Ersari tribes and madefor the bride's dowry. They were used toembellish the wedding caravan and draped as "trappings" over the lead camelcarrying the youngbride riding in her covered "kibitka" during the wedding procession taking her from her parents clan to that of her new husband.These types never had a backingon them to be used as storage containers like many torbas and mafrash bags. After the wedding these trappings("jollars")were used as decorative wall hangingsinside the newlyweds' yurt. Thiswedding trappingwould have had long, multi-colored,fringes hanging down from the bottom at one point in time. Looking closely, there are arow of knots from these fringe remnantsall alongthe bottom. This weaving is all wool in construction with natural medium brow for the warps and dark brown for the wefts. There is a distinct possibility that the warps are came-hair, but I can not tell for sure. The pile is in allover excellent condition with a few very minor moth bites and slight abrasions from past ethnographic age use. The exceptional componentof this particularly lovelyspecimen is the lanolin-rich, silky-soft wool quality, placing it a league above the average of this type. I'd imagine that special spring-clip wool was gathered and saved by the women who created these dowry gifts and I can see why Mr. Opie had collected this particular specimen. The dyes seem to be all natural; the possible exception being the orange/red, located only in the field ornamentation, which hastransferred a just bit on the reverse. The top and bottom end finishes are original and complete with one area on the bottom center that had been gouged in the past and now shows a cloth strip protection strip sewn on for the sake of posterity and conservation (see photo 10).The sides are all original and complete with some abrasions to the side cord over-castings only on the bottom left and right corner areas, also from pastethnographic tribal age use. This weaving is slightly "smoked" from being hung in the yurt for long periods of time. Although the weaving is clean and collection ready, Ibelieve a gentle hand washing will improve its appearance andhandle. If you have any questionsat all about this Ersari-group Turkmen wedding trapping (jollar), email Michael Phillips (READ: phillipsrugs at comcast dot net), or feel free to call my studio at: (303) 885-7599. I invite you to takesomeextra time to review the other antique Oriental weavings of merit I have posted exclusively with sale this week and please remember to bookmark my seller ID:imokub2 (I am okay, you be too) to your "favorite sellers" list to see my weekly future offerings. NOTICE: All of my items come with an unconditional 100% money back refund guarantee (including ALL of the initial s/h/ins. fees) if for any reason at all the winning buyer is not happy with their antique Oriental rug or textile art purchase from me. GOOD LUCK offerDING.
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Ex James Opie Collection: Antique Ersari Beshir(?) Turkoman Wedding Trapping : $199