Galerie Turkmen

»  7. Saryk Türkmen çuwal

Ca. 1890. Size: 5 ft. 4 in. x 3 ft. 4 in.

Saryk Türkmen çuwal

Full front view

Lower right corner close up

Back close up showing horizontal knots of Saryk weavers


»  Technical Description
Structure:  13 x 19 = 247 asymmetrical kpsi, showing a width/height ratio of 1:1.5, pulled open to the left. Fully depressed warps, viewed from the back. All wool foundation. Pile knots include wool, bleached white cotton and cochineal dyed nomadic silk (slight corrosion). No backing.

Use:  Transport bag.

Ornamentation:  6 classic turreted Salyr (Mary) main çuwal güls (enclosing an äyna gochak pattern) in 2 rows of 3 each, outlined in blue with rose colored silk inside the güls. 6 minor çuwal emblems with 4 gochak tipped points and 4 disappearing emblems in the cornices. Central field is framed by 3 borders; a kyrk gochak main border (hooked cruciforms with X crosses called naldag) flanked by 2 tekbent stripes, then 1 gozenek minor border is followed by 1 tekbent stripe. Lower and upper apron has offset rows of small kelle motifs. Upper apron has single horizontal gochak border flanked by 2 giyak stripes.

Provenance:  Pende Oasis area, South Turkestan.

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