250,00 

Turkmens speak a language belonging to the southwestern branch of the Turkic languages. Most live in Turkmenistan and some neighboring parts of Central Asia and numbered more than 6 million at the beginning of the 21st century. About a third of the total population lives in Iran, especially in the north, and another 500,000 live in the northeast and northwest of Afghanistan. Groups of Turkmen are also found in northern Iraq and Syria. Smaller groups live in central Turkey. The territory of the Turkmen is generally arid. They were by tradition a nomadic pastoral people who lived in tent villages and raised sheep, goats, horses, camels, donkeys and cattle.

This carpet was woven in Chub Bash, a town in the Balkh province in northern Afghanistan. It is located on the border with Uzbekistan.

This small rug, woven by a Turkmen ethnic woman, was used in Afghanistan to cover the rider’s saddle. To knit it, soft and shiny wool has been used. All dyes are natural. A nice collector’s item.

Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool

Size: 60×53 cms

Origin: Turkmen from Chub Bash, Afghanistan 

Date of weaving: 1920s

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SKU: AT1802088

Turkmens speak a language belonging to the southwestern branch of the Turkic languages. Most live in Turkmenistan and some neighboring parts of Central Asia and numbered more than 6 million at the beginning of the 21st century. About a third of the total population lives in Iran, especially in the north, and another 500,000 live in the northeast and northwest of Afghanistan. Groups of Turkmen are also found in northern Iraq and Syria. Smaller groups live in central Turkey. The territory of the Turkmen is generally arid. They were by tradition a nomadic pastoral people who lived in tent villages and raised sheep, goats, horses, camels, donkeys and cattle.

This carpet was woven in Chub Bash, a town in the Balkh province in northern Afghanistan. It is located on the border with Uzbekistan.

This small rug, woven by a Turkmen ethnic woman, was used in Afghanistan to cover the rider’s saddle. To knit it, soft and shiny wool has been used. All dyes are natural. A nice collector’s item.

Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool

Size: 60×53 cms

Origin: Turkmen from Chub Bash, Afghanistan 

Date of weaving: 1920s

Weight 1 kg