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Turkish Pile Rugs 1 Turkish Pile Rugs 2 Turkish Flatweaves Anatolian Yastiks 1 Anatolian Yastiks 2 Anatolian Yastiks 3 Anatolian Yastiks 4 Anatolian Yastiks 5 Anatolian Yastiks 6 Anatolian Yastiks 7 Central Asia 1 Central Asia 2 Central Asia 3 Central Asia 4 Central Asia 5 Caucasus 1 Photo 2

Rugs and Trappings of Central Asia: The Collection of Dennis Dodds and Zinaida Vaganova

ABOVE: TURKMEN TRAPPING, ASMALYK, Yomut family, circa 1800-50. The use of emerald green, indigo and yellow, in addition to two tones of madder-based dyes on the full-pile, dark aubergine ground is striking. Note the serrated leaves that curve gently downward in an example of purposeful, controlled weaving using offset, symmetric knotting.

ABOVE: TURKMEN TRAPPING, ASMALYK, Yomut family, circa 1800-50 (detail)

ABOVE: UZBEK YOLAMI (TENTBAND), late 19th century, 42.9 x 1.2 feet

ABOVE: UZBEK YOLAMI (TENTBAND), late 19th century

ABOVE: TURKMEN CHUVAL, ERSARI, with ikat design, circa 1800-50. Now in a private European collection.

ABOVE: TURKMEN CHUVAL, ERSARI, with ikat design, circa 1800-50 (detail)