Impressive vintage Baluchi or Turkoman Bukhara main rug in excellent condition, displaying traditional gul medallions.
Typical for traditional Baluchi and Turkoman rugs, it is woven from 100% natural wool including the warp.
A large Bukhara carpet at 11 ft. by 7 ft. 8 in.
Very unusual colors with brick red and a light gray in the field. Wonderful tribal abrash — variegation in color from changes in the dye batchs of wool. The weaver is painting in wool.
Addition colors include greens and a burnt orange and light charcoal.
Closeup photos show the true colors a little better.
Very little signs of wear. No holes or weak areas.
The pile on Baluch and Turkoman rugs are usually clipped short by the weaver to display the detailed weaving and subtle colors.
Side cords and short fringes are in great condition.
Woven in Afghanistan or Iran. 1970s.
Baluchi nomads and villagers live in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, including an area known as Baluchistan.
Turkoman rugs are typically woven from 100% pure wool. They are a nomadic rug made by tribes in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and northeastern Iran. These tribes include the Salor, Saryk, Tekke, Youmut, Arabchi, Chodor, and Ersari tribes.
These rugs tend to have a background that is red or redish-brown in color, and the motif is usually geometric.
Most Turkoman rugs feature the octagonal gul –either as large medallions or in a repeating array. Baluchi weavers have been influenced by Turkoman rugs.
Gul is an old Persian word for flower or rose, and also appears in Turkish. Traditionally, distinctive guls indicated individual tribal affiliations. Modern versions of the gul are more generalized.
Last photo with Morgan silver dollar shows the back of the carpet.
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