Vibrant vintage Baluchi or Tekke Turkoman Bukhara runner in excellent condition with an aray of traditional gul medallions.
The rug is woven from 100% natural wool and the warp is cotton.
The size is 9 ft. 6 in. by 3 ft. 9 in.
Colors include brick red, cream, burgundy and black.
Addition colors include burnt orange and light charcoal.
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.
Similar rugs are often across Central Asia from Afghanistan and Turkmenistan to Iran. 1970s.
Baluchi nomads and villagers live in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, including an area known as Baluchistan.
Older Turkoman rugs are typically woven from 100% pure wool. The rugs were made by formerly nomadic 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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