CP363 Khawaja Roshnai Turkoman

These 'original' Khawaja Roshnai Turkoman carpets are the absolute finest wool Turkoman tribal carpets in existence. The materials, super-fine weave and workmanship have elevated these pieces to a near mythical status. The wools used for the pile are the fine, silky under-fleece ( kurt wool ) sheared after a long winter season. Dyes from all natural sources are used; the warp and weft are hand-spun wool. The silky sheen of the pile makes photographing difficult* and, once you feel it with your hands, parting with it even more difficult! ( *There are no stains or color problems of any kind.)
CP363 Khawaja Roshnai Turkoman
4'1" X 6'5" - 360 knots/sq. in. - NE Afghanistan mid-20th Century

CP319 Turkoman 'Serapi'
(5'-0" X 6'-9") - 196 knots/s.i. - Afghanistan - Late 20th Century

While the main design element is similar to the antique Persian Serapi carpets, most of the border designs and, certainly, the weave techniques and quality are Turkoman in origin. Rich, natural dyes were used on lustrous qurt wool pile. The warp is a very delicate Belgian wool and the weft is karaqul wool. These carpets were commonly called 'Bilchiq' because of the origins of the wool used in the warp.

MR12 U.S.A.'Eagle' Rug
( 2'5"x 2'7") - 156knots/sq.in. - N.W.Frontier-Pakistan c.1986

I purchased this one-of-a-kind Turkoman rug in Peshawar. It was undoubtedly inspired by our C.I.A. backing (at that time) of the Mujahadeen Afghan rebels. Naturally dyed wool pile on wool weft and cotton warp.

CP61 Turkoman
2-1/2" X 30' - Central Asia - Early 20th century

A very finely woven tent band using classic design motifs seen in traditional Turkoman tribal weavings, among which the 'boteh' and s-form' are included. The dyes all apear to have been derived from natural sources and the wools all hand-spun. A combination of khelim weave and warp-float techniques were used to weave this utilitarian piece on a horizontal loom. It maintains its' original length as the braided warps are still intact at each end and is in wonderful condition over-all.

A2235 Baluch Tent Bag
(1'-1" X 2'-9") - Afghanistan Mid-20th Century

Call or e-mail for pricing and/or inquiries! This is a wonderful, medium-sized bag that could have been hung on a pack animal or in the family abode. Unlike most tribal bags, it is equally beautiful, and very similar, on both sides. The mostly natural colored wools are embellished with primitive ceramic or glass beads. The 'macrame' work in the shape of an inverted triangle at the bottom of the bag is very unusual and gives this bag flowing lines. The flat-woven designs that make up the body of this piece are very crisp and tight.

A2235 Baluch Tent Bag - (1'-1" X 2'-9") - Afghanistan - Mid-20th Century

Call or e-mail for pricing and/or inquiries! This is a wonderful, medium-sized bag that could have been hung on a pack animal or in the family abode. Unlike most tribal bags, it is equally beautiful, and very similar, on both sides. The mostly natural colored wools are embellished with primitive ceramic or glass beads. The 'macrame' work in the shape of an inverted triangle at the bottom of the bag is very unusual and gives this bag flowing lines. The flat-woven designs that make up the body of this piece are very crisp and tight.

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