This early Tekke small main carpet rug was woven in the mid 19th Century by the Tekke Turkmen tribal groups in Central Asia. Features spacious saturated cherry red field that displays one of the most iconic designs, large rounded Tekke guls and secondary guls connected by a fine indigo blue line. 4 x 9 gul layout. Beautiful floor rug.
This is a rare smaller rendition of a larger Tekke Main Carpet. These masterful weavings are considered and referred to as Tekke "main carpets" because they were used by the Turkmen tribes as the primary floor covering inside their tents. They were intricately and expertly decorated with the 'main gul' element used as a symbol of importance distinguishing each tribe. The skill of the Tekke weave can be seen in the meticulously intricate design of this piece.
Age: Circa 1850-1880
Style: Turkmen, Tekke
Dimensions: 3'0" x 4'11"
Condition: Very good considering age with even pile height. Soft wool with floppy handle. Contained areas of minor distressing.
Color Palette: 7 colors including madder red, blue, apricot and ivory
Composition: 100% wool
One of a kind antique rug, handwoven and handknotted.
Carefully cleaned by hand using our proprietary technique with organic and natural supplies.