field design is a traditional one inspired by textile motifs of the region.
top and bottom borders are decorated with simple multi-colored boxes. Each box has a smaller box within the
is a narrow border along the sides.
borders, in a variation of the tumarcha design, are framed in the traditional black.
The dyes are from all natural sources. There are no dye runs.
Condition: Very good. There are several small areas of minor wear. The piece is otherwise in full pile. There is some wear or pile loss to the
sides and ends.
I recognize that some will disagree with my Kyrgyz attribution, preferring Uzbek.
I recognize that some will disagree with my spelling of Kyrgyz, preferring Kirgiz.
It is the ‘nature of the beast’ when it comes to a ‘scholarly’ discussion of these
have listed several references for those who wish to venture into this quagmire.
K.I., The Kyrgyz Carpet, Volume 1, plate
# 67, page 107.
field design) and plate # 66, page 106 (similar end design).
L.G., Volume # 2, Kyrgyz Carpet
Collection, State Museum of Oriental Art,Moscow.
Andy, Hali # 119, page 63, History and
review of the two volumes of The Kyrgyz
Carpet, the writings of Antipina and Beresneva, published in association
with George O’Bannon).
Seyfullah, Rugs of the Forty Tribes, Hali
# 123, page 70.
article on non-Turkmen pile carpets of Central Asia and plate # 14, page 78, a
non-Turkmen weaving attributed to Kungrad Kyrghyz).
V.G., Carpets of the People of Central
on non-Turkmen carpets and weavings of Central Asia).