Yomud ‘Kap’, Central Asia, 19th Century, 2’3” x 1’
The ‘kap’ format for Turkmen weaving is one of the more interesting ones. Woven by women for personal use, and not made for dowry, etc, these weavings display, for the most part, a completely different design pool from what we see in large weavings made for dowry.
The condition is ok, there is some erosion at the top end but no other damage, no holes or repairs, original selvedges are intact. All the colors are derived from natural dyes.
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