Galerie Turkmen

»  6. Merv Teke Türkmen çuwal

Ca. 1885. Size: 5 ft. x 2 ft.10 in.

Merv Teke Türkmen çuwal

Full front view

Lower right corner close up

Back side close up


»  Technical Description
Structure:  14 x 26 = 364 asymmetrical kpsi pulled open to the right, width/height ratio of 1:2. Weft shoots are invisible from the back. Warps very lightly depressed from the back. Bag face only, no backing.

Use:  transport , cartage.

Ornamentation:  9 classic gochak turreted Mary or Salyr Shield güls are laid out in 3 rows of 3 each. Minor emblems show 4 full çuwal güls with 4 gochak tipped diamonds and the rest latch hooks and 8 half-emblems with 4 recessed cornice emblems. Center field perimeter lined with inward facing gilin barmak motif followed by 7 borders. 1, 3 and 5 are gochanak variants, 2 and 3 are ok gozi with naldag and gozi interspersed. 5 is flanked by gelin barmak. Large outer perimeter border is yashil gochanak. Upper apron shows sichan izi pattern. Medium blue surrounding all main güls. Kelle with ok gozi variant in repeated rows in lower apron flowers.

Provenance:  Merv oasis, South Turkestan.

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