Uzbek long carpet, $3,850

Uzbek long carpet
from Uzbekistan
early 20th century
Size: 446 x 170 cm

List price: $. 4,950
Sale price: $. 3.850

The large ‘diamond over square’ medallions shown here in the field, appear originally in smaller tent and wedding trappings of Turkmen tribal groups, in particular the Salor. The long narrow proportions are unusual and the pile wool has a fine lustrous quality. On closer inspection some aspects of the compostion, as where borders suddenly and completely change design, are quite eccentric.