15. Central Asia -- page 15 of 21
Rugs and Trappings of Central Asia: The Collection of Dennis Dodds and Zinaida Vaganova
ABOVE: Exquisite Purple silk embroidered hanging prayer panel with pointed arch denoting the wall facing Mecca, circa 1800-50. Note the loops at each top corner. Original back. From a French collection. 14 x 16 inches.
ABOVE: TURKMEN CHUVAL, YOMUT FAMILY,likely a sub-tribe of the Eagle group, according to Robert Pinner, London. mixed tech nique, with alternating rows of uncomminly fine dlatweave and narrow bands of extremely fine knotting. Circa 1825-50. One of a rare matched pair.
ABOVE: TURKMEN CHUVAL, YOMUT FAMILY, mixed technique, circa 1825-50 (detail)
ABOVE, TURKMEN TEKKE ENGSI, circa 1875, 46 x 61 inches. Perfect condition.
ABOVE: TURKMEN WEDDING RUG, Tekke tribe, circa 1850-75.
ABOVE: Central Asia, Uzbekistan, c. 1800-50. Now in the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar.