A simple example of an ikat pile weaving that is seen only on a small group of dowry weavings of Ersari Beshir nomads in Turkmenistan.
With a good exchange of materials and ideas with neighbors it is no wonder that the motif seen in this rug is also seen in Ikat weavings from neighboring Uzbekistan.
The unidirectional niche lead to a questions about its use - could it have been used as a prayer mat for a child?
This makes a perfect addition to the home as wall decor!
Beautiful kilim ends
LITERATURE; A comparable example may be seen on in 'Carpets of the People of Central Asia' by V. G. Moshkova.
37" X 42"
Condition is not perfect - has some damage and wear.
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.