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Tent door cover (ensi)
Tent door cover (ensi)
Date:
mid 19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wool, Cotton; Knotted Pile (assymetrical Knot, Open To The Left, Severe Warp Depression)
Dimensions:
148.6 x 134.6 cm (58 1/2 x 53 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Asia
Culture/People:
Turkmen, Arabachi Tribe
Accession Number:
1988.11.6
Acquisition Date:
1988-06-09
Credit Line:

The Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Collection
Bequest of H. McCoy Jones

Exhibition History:

Tent and Town, 1982-1983
For Tent & Trade: Masterpieces of Turkmen Weaving, 2007-2008

A door covering that is textbook Arabachi in terms of its weave and with great color. The composition of the central field consists of a large white "X" formed by diagonally two intersecting rows of "head" motifs (kele)., a stylized floral element. The bridal caravan at bottom is incomplete and not as successful as in some examples. Note that the camels are attached to one another by leads.
Chunky hand.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”