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YAMOUT TURKOMAN TENT BAG FACE. This type of bag is the work of the Jaffarbi or Goklen Yamout groups who inhabit southern Turkmenistan and spill over into northern Persia. The bag is flat woven and has the added intricate designs on the front section. The use of a turquoise shade is typical of the region. The piece is in excellent condition. Reference 2758. Size 69 x 118 cms., or 2ft. 3ins. x 3ft. 10ins. Euros 340.

YAMOUT TURKOMAN TENT BAG FACE. This type of bag is the work of the Jaffarbi or Goklen Yamout groups who inhabit southern Turkmenistan and spill over into northern Persia. The bag is flat woven and has the added intricate designs on the front section. The use of a turquoise shade is typical of the region. The piece is in excellent condition. Reference 2758. Size 69 x 118 cms., or 2ft. 3ins. x 3ft. 10ins. CLOSE UP

YAMOUT TURKOMAN SADDLE RUG. A finely woven and very intricate piece which originates from the small Yamout sub groups of Jaffarbi or Goklen in the southern Turkmenistan/northern Persia region. They are called "Salachak" and two similar examples are shown in Uwe Jourdanˇs excellent book on Turkoman weavings on page 169. The piece is intact and original and has a slight crease across the centre line, and also three small bruised areas of pile. These are all reflections of the use and purpose it served in Turkmenistan. Reference 2760. Size 98 x 99 cms., or 3ft. square. Euros 260.

YAMOUT TURKOMAN SADDLE RUG. A finely woven and very intricate piece which originates from the small Yamout sub groups of Jaffarbi or Goklen in the southern Turkmenistan/northern Persia region. They are called "Salachak" and two similar examples are shown in Uwe Jourdanˇs excellent book on Turkoman weavings on page 169. The piece is intact and original and has a slight crease across the centre line, and also three small bruisd areas of pile. These are all reflections of the use and purpose it served in Turkmenistan. Reference 2760. Size 98 x 99 cms., or 3ft. square. CLOSE UP OF FINE BORDER.

FINE SILK BASED ISFAHAN CARPET WITH rare and very intricate borders featuring natural and wildlife scenes. The foundation of this carpet is of fine multi-colored silk which allows for the fine knotted pile of lustrous wools. The piece was originally aquired from an eminent Geneva Gallery in the late 1960s and is still in excellent condition. Reference 2748. Size 335 x 225 cms., or 11ft. 1ins. x 7ft. 5ins. Euros 6700.

FINE SILK BASED ISFAHAN CARPET WITH rare and very intricate borders featuring natural and wildlife scenes. The foundation of this carpet is of fine multi-colored silk which allows for the fine knotted pile of lustrous wools. The piece was originally aquired from an eminent Geneva Gallery in the late 1960s and is still in excellent condition. Reference 2748. Size 335 x 225 cms., or 11ft. 1ins. x 7ft. 5ins. Euros 6700. CLOSE UP.

TEKKE TURKOMAN HORSE OR CAMEL COVER which is antique and would have been used to decorate the head and shoulders of the animal carrying a bride for a wedding ceremony. It is embellished with good luck items such as shells, coins, a fragment of animal bone, tufts of feathers, buttons and small pieces of thin metal. There is a very similar piece illustrated in the text book "Traditional Textiles of Central Asia" as plate 48. This piece has a small tuft of childˇs hair attached. The cover will be a valuable part of a collection of Turkoman textiles. Reference 2804. Size (fully opened) 182 x 146 cms., or 6ft. x 4ft. 10ins. Euros 435.

TEKKE TURKOMAN HORSE OR CAMEL COVER which is antique and would have been used to decorate the head and shoulders of the animal carrying a bride for a wedding ceremony. It is embellished with good luck items such as shells, coins, a fragment of animal bone, tufts of feathers, buttons and small pieces of thin metal. There is a very similar piece illustrated in the text book "Traditional Textiles of Central Asia" as plate 48. This piece has a small tuft of childˇs hair attached. The cover will be a valuable part of a collection of Turkoman textiles. Reference 2804. Size (fully opened) 182 x 146 cms., or 6ft. x 4ft. 10ins. CLOSE UP

RASHESTHAN CEREMONIAL TEXTILE which is a large embroidered hanging used as a wall, door or shrine hanging for ceremonial occasions. It is called a "Toran". Peacocks, elephants and an iterpretation of the Goddess Lashkai depict fertlity & happiness, prosperity and wealth respectively. The piece is woven in two halves, joined in the center. On the right hand section there are two inscriptions and on the left there are some unfinished sections which suggest that there was a deadline for finishing, (not met). The original hanging loops are in place and the condition excellent. Please see "Embroidery from India and Pakistan" pages 40 to 43. There is a good selection of Torans illustrated in "Traditional Indian Textiles", pages 76 to 78. Reference 2807. Size 340 x 43 cms., or 11ft 2ins. x 1ft. 5ins. Euros 425.

ALTERNATIVE VIEW.

CLOSE - UPS showing the inscriptions in both sections and also various animals and a depiction of the Goddess Lakshmi. Each lower triangle has a different floral design. The whole length is stitched on to a heavy plain cotton backing.

RAJESTHAN CUSHION/PILLOW which has a simple, colorful depiction of floral forms. Reference 2809. Size 38 x 28 cms., or 15 x 11 ins. Euros 25.

EACH SIDE has a different design. The cushion will be emptied to aid shipping.

RARE OLD RAJESTHAN CEREMONIAL HANGING woven with approximately 186,800 individual glass beads. Torans are used to decorate walls, doorways and shrines for ceremonial occasions. The designs are a combination of everyday life mixed with religion and superstition. Here we see a horse drawn carriage with driver and passenger. More primitive one passenger transport is depicted with a seat carried on wooden poles on the shoulders of two porters. Elephants and peacocks depict prosperity and fertility while the portrayal of the Goddess Lakshmi assures wealth. A rare and fascinating piece. Reference 2808. Size 109 x 28cms., or 3ft. 7ins. x 11 ins. Euros 285.

CLOSE - UP showing horse drawn carriage with a driver and passenger.

THE GODDESS OF LAKSHMI is well protected.

TWO PORTERS carry a passenger in a chair seat.

TURKOMAN SILK EMBOIDERED HATS which are Tekke work from Turmenistan and all date from the mid 20th century. The work is very fine and th condition excellent. The very useful book "The Arts and Crafts of Turkestan" shows similar work on page 94. References 2799, 2800 and 2801. Size is 8 cms. in diameter. Euros 38 each or 98 for all three.

TOP LEFT is reference 2799, top right 2801 and the hat in front is 2800.

RARE UZBEK EMBROIDERED HAT FOR a young girl. This is the back of the hat and shows an embroidered flap which is to protect the neck of the wearer. Longer flaps are more common and are used to cover the long plait of hair which many Uzbek girls have. Examples are shown in the excellent text book "Uzbekistan - Heirs to the Silk Road" on plate 519, page 256. This is a rare piece and will enhance a collection of Central Asian textiles. Reference 2802. Size 18 x 26 cms., or 7 x 10 ins. Euros 75.

THIS IS the front of the hat and the triagular design is the top.

CENTRAL ASIAN BOKCHE. These items are found among Turkoman and several other Central Asian groups and are usually associated with being storage bags for round bread loaves. The are often made of felt and are in the shape of a square envelope with a flap at the top. This is a small example and is made up mainly of pieces of red and green velvet. It was probably used by an Uzbek women or young girl to store a mirror. An interesting, authentic and old Central Asian woven artifact. Reference 2803. Size 31 x 21 cms., or 13 x 9 ins. Euros 78.

REVERSE SIDE.

CENTRAL ASIAN SCISSOR BAG which is made from material and lined in green velvet. Pieces of material, especially velvet, are often used to make small bags for the storage of precious and other small items. This old piece would have been used to store a pair of scissors. Reference 2805. Size 12 x 9 cms., or 5 x 4 ins. Euros 45.

CLOSE - UP showing the reverse side.

TURKOMAN SILK TEXTILE. This does not appear to have any other function than to be a decorative item for a tent or dwelling. It has no back therefore can not be a sheath to contain any scissors or implement. It is made up of pieces of the same silk fabric as that used for Turkoman hats of the Tekke. It is backed on to heavy white cotton. Reference 2806. Size 33 x 9 cms., or 14 x 4 ins. Euros 25.

CLOSE UP of fine silk work in the center.

OTTOMAN EMBROIDERY which is antique and dates from the late 19th century. It is probably from the Greek Island group of the Dodecanese which were part of the Ottoman Empire of the period. The design shows repeated portrayals of an eminent man dressed in the style of the time with a pill box shaped hat and flowing three quarter length coat. He appears to be holding objects which could be lamps or flowers in each hand. The linen base has exceptionally fine silk embroidery for the designs. There is a piece which is plate 44 of "Embroidery of the Greek Islands" by Roderick Taylor which has very similar borders both in design and color. It is attributed to the nearby Cyclades Islands. Page 18 of the book "Greek Style" shows a man wearing the clothes depicted here. Reference 2811. Size 36 x 52 cms., or 14 x 21 ins. Euros 155. CLOSE UP of the bottom right hand corner showing intricate floral forms.

OTTOMAN EMBROIDERY which is antique and dates from the late 19th century. It is probably from the Greek Island group of the Dodecanese which were part of the Ottoman Empire of the period. The design shows repeated portrayals of an eminent man dressed in the style of the time with a pill box shaped hat and flowing three quarter length coat. He appears to be holding objects which could be lamps or flowers in each hand. The linen base has exceptionally fine silk embroidery for the designs. There is a piece which is plate 44 of "Embroidery of the Greek Islands" by Roderick Taylor which has very similar borders both in design and color. It is attributed to the nearby Cyclades Islands. Page 18 of the book "Greek Style" shows a man wearing the clothes depicted here. Reference 2811. Size 36 x 52 cms., or 14 x 21 ins. Euros 155.

GREEK ISLAND MAN - captured in photography.

GREEK ISLAND MAN - captured in embroidery.

OTTOMAN EMBROIDERY which has exceptionally fine silk stitched designs on a linen background. The piece is composed of two embroidered sections separated by a fine central panel. This technique was often used in the western Greek region of Epirus where many types of textiles from bed linen to small covers such as this example were made. Although Greek in origin prominent Ottoman designs of long petal tulips and hyacinths, together with songbirds perched on floral shrubs are shown. Two very early ends of a sash which have similar colors and designs are shown on page 145 of "Embroidery of the Greek Islands" by Roderick Taylor. Reference 2812. Size 59 x 55 ms., or 24 x 22 ins. CLOSE UP.

OTTOMAN EMBROIDERY which has exceptionally fine silk stitched designs on a linen background. The piece is composed of two embroidered sections separated by a fine central panel. This technique was often used in the western Greek region of Epirus where many types of textiles from bed linen to small covers such as this example were made. Although Greek in origin prominent Ottoman designs of long petal tulips and hyacinths, together with songbirds perched on floral shrubs are shown. Two very early ends of a sash which have similar colors and designs are shown on page 145 of "Embroidery of the Greek Islands" by Roderick Taylor. Reference 2812. Size 59 x 55 ms., or 24 x 22 ins. Euros 110.

RARE PAIR OF UZBEK TEXTILES which are curious but the circular shapes with the slit in the centers of each cotton panel indicates that they were probably put over the head of a baby and formed a collar or bib. The intricate designs are finely embroidered with multi colored silks. References 2644 and 2643. Sizes approximately 38 cms., or 15 ins. in diameter. Euros 55 the pair.