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Unique and highly collectable Yomud Turkmen Kap.  Mid 19th century.  I am unaware of other Yomud pieces in this design and format.  Pieces in related designs are rare, most  ...
Unique and highly collectable Yomud Turkmen Kap.  Mid 19th century.  I am unaware of other Yomud pieces in this design and format.  Pieces in related designs are rare, most  ...
Unique and highly collectable Yomud Turkmen Kap.  Mid 19th century.  I am unaware of other Yomud pieces in this design and format.  Pieces in related designs are rare, most  ...
Unique and highly collectable Yomud Turkmen Kap.  Mid 19th century.  I am unaware of other Yomud pieces in this design and format.  Pieces in related designs are rare, most  ...
Unique and highly collectable Yomud Turkmen Kap.  Mid 19th century.  I am unaware of other Yomud pieces in this design and format.  Pieces in related designs are rare, most  ...
Unique and highly collectable Yomud Turkmen Kap. Mid 19th century. i am unaware of other Yomud pieces in this design and format. Pieces in related designs are rare, most are made by the Tekke. This piece is clearly Yomud and has good age. The previous owner believes this to be the only Yomud with this design. i have not seen another. The wool is fine, with a nice patina. The softness of the wool and unusual color tones are striking and set this piece apart from the more saturated Tekke pieces with related designs. The design has a tent band-like feel to it because of the quantity and way the white was used - which also implies it was made for the dowry. There is an early example in the Hoffmeister collection (plate 70 - Tsareva) that has a very close design relationship to this Yomud piece. It is listed as Tekke and dated to the 18th century. The fragmentary Thompson piece (Sotheby's 1993) is also a Tekke, but with two panels. It originally contained three. Rageth published an Eagle Group piece plate 114. These and the piece here indicate that the design must be an old one which was shared by several of the Turkmen tribes. The inner field panel with quartered diamonds is dynamic. The quartered diamond forms combine in various ways and the eye wants to play with them. In combination, they form eight pointed stars, odd squares and other forms. Interestingly the bottom row of diamonds are not quartered and larger than the rest. There are “marker knots” in white running up the center of the field. This is a rare, unique Turkmen piece very collectable with real charisma. It proved hard to capture the true color sense of this piece, but the mellow and soft tones in the piece are very appealing and part of the rustic charm of this small bag face. The piece is of course much better in person. This is a high level Turkmen weaving acquired from an important and well known collection. The size is: 23 x 13.75 inches. It is mounted and the size is 26.5 x 19 inches. This is a piece that would fit in any good Turkmen collection.
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