A beautiful fine antique Tekke Bokhara carpet with the original ends and selvedges. The madder red dyes are glorious with good variations of reds, purples and terracotta woven using high quality soft wool. An excellent example in near perfect condition. It is especially good to see the kelim fringe in place a rare thing to find as these are the weakest part of a rug. This carpet was hand-woven around the early part of the 20th century, the dyes of this piece and the rows of repeating Gul’s help guide us on age greatly. The earlier Tekke main carpets tended to be more open and have less Gul’s and often a bigger design. Also mid 19th century Tekkes often have beautiful greens too, we have had some earlier pieces than this lovely carpet which in our opinion was made around 1910-1915.
Bokhara carpets and rugs woven at the end of the 19th century into the early 20th century were hand-woven by people of Russian Turkistan (Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). These famous Bokhara designs have been copied over the years by weavers in Iran, Afghanistan, China and Pakistan. Bokhara rugs hold a high place in rug weaving history and are a traditional piece of art suitable for any interior decor. The repeating motif in the centre of this type of carpet is known as the ‘Gul’ design which is often thought to depict an elephants foot print.
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