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Rugs and Trappings of Central Asia: The Collection of Dennis Dodds and Zinaida Vaganova
ABOVE: TURKMEN MAIN CARPET, Igdir tribe of the Yomut family, tauk nuska gul design, c 1800 and possibly earlier. The secondary diamond-shaped motifs in bright blue and green are colorful counterpoints and the skeletal cross-like designs inside are very rare.
ABOVE: TURKMEN MAIN CARPET, Igdir or Ogurjali tribe, "C-gul" type, 18th century. Among the very best of this type, this rare carpet is noted for its spacious composition of serrated medallions arranged in diagonal rows. A deep green dye in some of them adds another special aspect to the overall high standard of the carpet.
TEKKE, torba, an outstanding and early example of the 6-gol format with many features that set this apart as one of the best of its type. Circa 1800.
Rare nim (small) suzani from Shakhrizyabs in the region of Samarkand, Uzbekistan, c 1800. Delicate silk embroidery on fine purple silk ground. The size is 52 x 60 inches and is in excellent condition with only minor breaks and old mends. All sides are wrapped with the original red-white silk ikat. The back is missing. Published in ATLANTIC COLLECTIONS, Philadelphia, ICOC, 1996.
BALUCH, complete khorjin with back, circa 1900, 34 x 35 inches.
TIMURI, khorjin face with elaborate brocaded finihes, desirable design type,circa 1875, 23 x 24 inches.