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Turkoman Asmalyk rug by the Arabatchi tribe, late 19th century, 118 x 57 cm

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Turkoman Asmalyk rug by the Arabatchi tribe, late 19th century, 118 x 57 cm

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Material: Wool on cotton
Manufacturing period: 1850-1899
Country: Turkmenistan

This ceremonial rug is an Asmalyk; a camel harness, often woven in pairs.
They decorated the flanks of the ceremonial camel mounted by the young Turkoman bride, on the wedding day.
The Asmalyk, in its pentagonal shape, is made with great care. It is an item that carries the family's honour and savoir-faire of the bride.
To prepare her trousseau and her Asmalyks, the future bride gathered the best wool, which came mainly from the neck of lambs, and knotted her wedding cushions with great care.
This is the reason why Asmalyks are known for their quality, through the material and the prowess in asymmetric knotting as through the finesse in the patterns and respect of traditions.
After the wedding, the Asmalyck rug is naturally used for tent decoration.

ARABATCHI TRIBE
The Arabatchi weavers are among the most unknown weavers from Turkestan.
It is hard to identify and date their rugs for a few reasons. Although the tribe probably lived in the Bukhara emirate, its zone of occupation is not known precisely, nor is its history, as it is the case for other small tribes from central Asia during the 19th century. Due to their rarity, rugs by this tribe are very sought after by aficionados known as "Turkmaniacs". Although the Arabatchis are an ancient tribe, only some rare antique items by them are known.

ANECDOTES
Sigmund Freud was a hobbyist of Turkmen rugs, and the Asmalyks featured prominently in his collection.

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    The carpet is according the announcement but the delivery took too long. You carrier has been to bad: instead contacting me to rearrange a new moment to deliver informed you that he coudn't do it!
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    JoseDantas October 9, 2017

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    Very nice rug, I am glad to find such a beautiful rug, I am very happy.
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    gremennendrent September 26, 2017

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    Museales Asmalyk = super Stuck.
    Sehr schnelle Lieferung. Danke.
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    wagritsch September 13, 2017

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    Produit et livraison parfaite ! Très sympathique contact
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    taartenbakker September 1, 2017

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