Torkaman Rug: 61cm x 134cm


Origin: Persia/Iran
Style: Torkaman
Provenance: N/A
Dated: Early 20th C
Hand Knotted 100% Wool Pile
Length: 61cms / 2 feet
Width: 134cms / 4.4 feet

Of staunchly traditional design, the palette restricted to hues of reds, creams and sands. Having a deep lustre and soft pile, this piece features a Bokhara type design consisting of four intricately woven busy borders and a narrow central field of forty-two medallions interspersed with rosettes. The main colour is known as Tekke – which essentially means rose or madder red.

An accommodating and versatile piece that would perhaps be most suitable for a door way or landing.

Torkoman rugs are handmade mostly in north-western and eastern Iran, but can sometimes found to be from parts of Turkey, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Syria, and other parts of the Caucasus.

The beauty of these weavings is primarily why many are attracted to Torkaman pieces. The history, beliefs and way of life of the Turkmen people are all of great importance to their art. Turkmen rugs, therefore, with their distinctive palettes, motifs and compositions, are not merely examples of a strange and exotic folk art but represent a highly complex and historical culture.