Dated: Mid 20th C
Hand Knotted 100% Wool Pile.
Length: 116cms / 3.8 feet
Width: 82cms / 2.7 feet
An appealingly bold and wonderfully weighted Torkaman, its design only using shades of three colours in ivory, blue black and red. The eye is immediately drawn to the pair of ivory accented stepped crab designs, which run through the pieces center. These could also possibly represent stylized spearheads. The borders consist or a double arcade which sandwiches the main border of rosettes.
Torkaman 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.