Turkmen is the generic name given to geometric, repeating designs that were originally woven by Turkmen, weaving tribes in the central Asia. The Turkmen rugs characteristics are small with balanced overall motifs, which appears not only in rugs but many artefacts used in the nomadic lifestyle. Antique Turkmen rugs belonging to the 19th and early 20th centuries are amongst the most sought after pieces and can fetch thousands of pounds in auction houses. Most of these wonderful pieces were made in small villages scattered in East Turkistan. Tribes like Beshir, Ensi, Tekke and Suruk are a few who used their own styles and colours. Gradually as tribes migrated to the bigger towns and cites then city workshops were set up and the mass production of Turkmen rugs carried on. The prime example of Turkmen rugs in mid 20th century can be found in the Bokhara workshops. Antique Turkmen rugs are our favourite collection and for the past 35 years we have sourced these beautiful pieces in unique way. We at Imperial Rugs only buy fine Turkmen rugs and ensure they are up to the standard once uploaded on our website.
At Imperial rugs, we offer a range of Turkmen rugs for sale. We do have antique Turkmen rugs in various colours and designs and can assure our customers that they can buy these decorative and antique pieces with confidence. Although the designs of Turkmen tribal rugs like Tekke, Yamout and Ersari are mainly based on Elephant foot or Gul motifs, however, each individual tribe uses its own style and colours. Although very simplistic in designs not two Turkmen rugs are the same. It is also noticed that colour platters used are different in shades in particular for those Turkmen rugs, which made in 19th and early 20th centuries. The mid to late 19th century Turkmen rugs are the unique feature of original Tekke rugs, however their colours are not uniform. They are innumerable shades of the same colour, known as Abrash.
Abrash is a feature of natural dyes and gives a liveliness, which cannot be obtained with machine spun yarns or chemical dyes. It is therefore a fair assessment to suggest the quality of Turkmen rugs depends on their age and origin. We have extensive experience in sourcing these wonderful pieces. It is the culmination of numerous trips to auction houses and warehouses or meet carpet dealers. Our passion for finding new Turkmen rug whether form Beshir, Ersari, Yamout or Ensi tribes in Southern and the Northern of Turkmenistan has remained undiminished and we continue to love the process involved.
Before a new sourced rug can be added to our website it undergoes a rigorous examination, then is thoroughly cleaned and washed and, if necessary, restored in order to recapture its former glory.
Please browse our antique and decorative Turkmen or any other high quality tribal rugs and call on 0208 455 8056 or email us at email@example.com if you require further assistance.