Tourkaman Afghan Rug (83503)

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Tourkaman Afghan Rug  (83503)
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This rug is in beautiful condition. A Turkmen rug is a type of handmade floor-covering textile traditionally originating in Central Asia. It is useful to distinguish between the original Turkmen tribal rugs & the rugs produced in large numbers for export mainly in Pakistan and Iran today. The original Turkmen rugs were produced by the Turkmen tribes who are the main ethnic group in Turkmenistan & are also found in Afghanistan & Iran. They are used for various purposes, including tent rugs, door hangings and bags of various sizes. (Wikipedia) 2'6" x 4'5".

Provenance: Ben-Tcahvtchavadze collection of Ontario, Canada
Country (if not USA): Afghanistan
Date: c1890