115-012 ANTIQUE UZBEK KARAPALKAK RUG
A very attractive and decorative tribal antique rug, woven in the Karapalkakstan region in northwest Uzbekistan, on the first quarter of the 20th century, with an unusual palette of warm shades.
On the deep burgundy field two rows, each with of six characteristic guls (Central Asia “elephant foot” medallions). These guls are divided in four sections, each containing the mythical two headed horned quadruped that is a traditional feature on the rare Karapalkak rugs. In the center of the guls, four arrows leads our view to the very heart of the motif.
Related examples in Literature:
“A World of Oriental Carpets and Textiles”- Murray L. Eiland Jr. – Washington D.C. 2003- Article by Marinika Babanazarova, Director of the State Museum of Arts, Republic of Karapalpakstan. Page 224- Figure 42.
“Tribal Rugs” – James Opie –USA- 1992 – Page 316
|a. Origin||Central Asia- Uzbekistan, Karapalkakstan region|
|b. Estimated Age||Antique: First quarter of the 20th century|
|c. Craft (Embroidery etc)||Wool pile knotted on wool foundation. May be also include goat and camel hair.|
|d. Size (mention cm/inches)||285 cm x 155 cm|
|e. Condition Report||Haigh thick pile, Fair condition for its age.|
|f. Damage & Shortcomings||A few knot rows missing on the upper end. Some repairs. Sides new rebound. Both ends secured.|
|g. Item Location (Country)||Argentina|
|Seller Name||Trybal – Abel Trybiarz|
|Seller's Email IDemail@example.com|