Ashgabat Market - October, 2000

These two women are clearly involved in, at least a one sided, very animated discussion. Sporting traditional garb for the head consisting of hand dyed, hand woven silk scarves, the woman on the left clearly has a point that needs to be made. Behind her, hanging on a rack for sale is a 'rare' Yomud group rug with an unusual gol, a modern day variant of a kepse gol with a traditional border motif evident in the primary border that appears to be a related to those weavings traditionally from the Middle Amu Darya region. This is actually a pretty good example of modern a Turkmen rug, an unusual and boldly patterned example of contemporary weaving.