1930's Antique Handmade TURKOMAN Horse Blanket. Originally made as a Horse Blanket Never used on a horse. Great Decorative Floor Kilim or Wall Hanging Art... X 6 ft 7 inches / 156 cm x 200 cm (Including fringes).An original one -of-a- kind horse blanket from Turkmenistan. They are often called At-Joli (At Çulu).
These are horse blankets carried as decoration at festivals and at tournaments. To posses a good horse was extremely important in the life of a Turkmen.
The love of a Turkmen for his horse was immensely high and sometimes the ranking of an excellent horse was higher than the family. Those made by the Yomud are the numerous. Backside of this original Turkoman Yomud horse blanket was woven with felt padding support of the horse blanket to give the horse a comfort. About Soumak / Sumak Weaving Technique. Soumak rugs (also spelled Sumak or Soumack) - This construction technique produces a flat-weave rug that is thick, strong and exceptionally durable.
Unlike kilims, Soumak rugs are not reversible because non-clipped yarns are left on the back. However, they are also stronger than kilims.
Antique Soumak carpets are unique because the wefts are used to produce decorative patterns rather than as a structural element. Antique Soumak rugs are generally very finely woven and feature richly detailed motifs. Traditionally, these spectacular flat-weave carpets are decorated with ancient symbols. Because Soumak rugs were woven in various carpet producing regions, the designs they feature are exceptionally diverse.Although they are fairly rare compared to pile carpets and traditional kilims, antique Soumak rugs feature grand medallions, finely executed repeating patterns, garden designs and tribal motifs that are surrounded by multiple sets of richly detailed borders. Antique Soumak rugs make outstanding floor coverings, but the technique was also used to construct bags, trappings, saddle covers, decorative bed spreads and functional household items. Like other regional handicrafts, antique Soumak rugs are highly decorative and diverse textile pieces that flatter modern furnishings and soften minimalist interiors very well. Soumak or Sumak is a type of brocading or flat-woven pile.
Thicker than a kilim carpet, it is accomplished by looping the yarn horizontally around successive pairs of warps in between passes of over-under wefting. When compressed vertically with a weaver's comb, the resultant texture looks like cabling rising slightly from the surface of the rug. Soumak is named for the village of Shemaka in the Caucasus where this technique was widely practiced, but it certainly was not invented there. Soumak has been practiced extensively across the antique rug producing world, from Central Asia to Iran, the Caucasus, and Turkey. Great condition for its age.Please see photos for full details. We are the direct importer of fine oriental rugs from around the world. Our main distribution warehouse is located in Sangerville, Maine.
We also have a showroom in. Our handmade rugs are high quality, collectible rugs from all over the world.
We are the 4th generation rug merchant, importing and exporting handmade rugs and tapestries from around the world. Each piece is individually selected. Our rugs are hand-knotted with hand-spun wool using the highest quality wool, silk and rich vegetable dyes in classic, decorative colors in artistic, geometric and historical designs. Please drop us a line and we will be happy to answer any questions that you might have within 24 hours. Vegetable Dyed Hand Spun Wool/Cotton.5 ft 2 inches x 6 ft 7 inches (including fringes). 156 cm x 200 cm.
The item "1930's Rare Antique Turkoman Yomud Handmade Horse Blanket Never Used" is in sale since Friday, February 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Rugs & Carpets". The seller is "handmadearts" and is located in St. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America.