Torkaman Rug: 76cm x 56cm

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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.This pretty little piece is well proportioned and has a nice sheen to it's face. The deep blue/indigo ground is pierced and dominated by an interlinked diamond medallion with an ivory ground. Within the medallion are eight charming stylized figures of birds encased in a "running dog" border. Caucasian in design, this piece additionally shows four flower rosettes, one in each corner, and to add more or a provenance the rug has been signed by it's maker. This piece is a good example and has a wonderful symmetry about it.

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