A classic, Turkoman rug with a tribal charm, a noteworthy feature is the long kilim woven ends, mostly worn away navy stripe and rustic goat hair fringe. Wes has just a little wear in the middle. The gol pattern, signifies a rose. You can distinguish tribes by the gol pattern, this one is most similar to the Tekke tribe. However, often when two tribes would battle, only the winning tribe's gol would survive. These tribal carpets were in such high style in Europe in the late 15th and 16th centuries that these designs are referred to as "Holbein carpets" (google it) named after the artist, who often featured these rugs in his portraits. He painted the Tudor family, NBD. Meanwhile, these are still cool and I want to put them in my house. Wool on wool. Wear and fraying at ends.
Semi-antique, Circa 1970
3'10" x 5'10"