Antique Turkmen Tekke Rug 3'5 x 3'4

Collector's Notes

Antique Turkmen Tekke small rug. This antique small rug was woven in the Mid 19th Century by the Tekke artisans. This piece features a miniature version of the larger Tekke archetypal guls found in larger rugs in a 5x7 row arrangement on a multi-colored background. The borders hold the flower in a box motif used by Tekke sub-tribes. Both top and bottom elem panels (piled ends) exhibit repeating 'dyrnak gul' classic design that form radiating diamonds with inner bird head latch hooks. Possibly a dowry piece. Great floor rug or wall hanging.

Age: Circa 1850
Origin: Turkmenistan
Style: Tekke
Dimensions: 3'5" x 3'4"

Condition: Excellent condition. Full pile with soft and shiny wool. One small expert reweave.
Color Palette: 7 colors - red, blue, apricot, white

Composition: 100% wool
Reference: For comparable gul, see "Turkmen Tribal Carpets and Traditions" by Louise Mackie and Jon Thompson, page 100 - Plate 28.


One of a kind antique rug, handwoven and handknotted.

Carefully cleaned by hand using our proprietary technique with organic and natural supplies.