Large Antique Yomud Turkoman Pile-woven Tent Band Fragment. Natural Dyes. Superb For Sale
LARGEANTIQUE YOMUDGROUPTURKOMAN TENT BAND (Yolami) FRAGMENT, Central Asian tribal, Turkmenistan,last 3rdof the19th century, andcoming invery goodoverall condition for the collector specialist. The exactsize is: 1'-5" x 8'-3" (44 x 252cm). Thisbeautiful example of an antiqueYomud tent band fragment is symmetrically knotted with 100% natural, plant derived, dye lots.It is all wool in construction withno silk or cotton present.The condition is quite good with full, thick piledisplaying motifdesigns that are pre-Islamic in nature, harking back to shamanistic and animistic ancient Central Asian tribalsocieties and passed down through the generations from grandmother to mother to daughter. I am sure there is a story being told by these symbols. Note that there is one small gouge on the side (see photo 8) and a few small splits in the plainweaveivory wool ground (see photos 9 and 10).These few smallcondition issues do not distract from the eye while viewing the weaving and were caused by past ethnographic age use by pastoral nomads living and migrating their flocks of animals on the steppes of West Turkestan during the 19th century. A veryunusual aspectabout this specimenare the two,pile-woven, by the weaver as additional decorative embellishments in the original banded flatweave ending (see photos7 and11). This lovelyYomud Turkmen weavinghas been professionally cleaned and is now ready for a collection or decorative display.Rich in color and plush in condition, this tent band fragmentwill make quite a lovely statement as a decorative tribal textile art wall hanging in the home or office.A beautiful specimen with great color and condition. A tactile textile that begs to be held and examined up close in the hand. If you have any questions aboutthis collectible antique Yomud family weaving, email Michael Phillips(READ: phillips rugs at comcast dot net)or feel free to call my studio at (303) 885-7599. Pleasetakea littleextra time to review all of the other fine antique weavings of merit that I have posted exclusively with sale and do remember to bookmark my seller ID:imokub2 (I am okay, you be too) to your "favorite sellers" list to see myweekly future offerings having this antique age, beauty, condition, and collectible qualities. NOTICE: ALL my items come with an unconditional 100% money back refund guarantee (including ALL s/h/ins. fees) if for ANY reason the winning buyer is not happy with their antique oriental rug or textile art purchase from me. GOOD LUCK offerDING. Just a very sweet antique Turkmen textile artifact for the collector.
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