A TEKKE CARPET
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A TEKKE CARPET

WEST TURKMENISTAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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A TEKKE CARPET
West Turkmenistan, early 19th century
The rust-red field with five columns of ten linked Tekke guls divided by hooked secondary cruciform guls, in a panelled border of octagons containing flowerheads divided by cross-panels with a variety of motifs between kotchak and barber-pole stripes, a long striped kilim strip at each end, very slight wear, a few small repairs
9ft.9in. x 6ft.10in. (296cm. x 208cm.)
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

This Tekke carpet displays a very unusual feature within the main guls. Instead of having the diagonal variation in colour between indigo and sea-green from one gul to another, it is here, with a few exceptions, within each gul itself, although the minor guls alternate their colour as normal.
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