Ersari Yomuth - Kelim, Sofreh - 120 cm - 123 cm

Ersari Yomuth - Kelim, Sofreh - 120 cm - 123 cm
Wool on wool - Turkmenistan - mid 20th century

A Sofreh is a specially made textile to serve a (festive) meal on.
Sofreh is also the word in Farsi for banquet or festive meal.

The dark, inward pointed 'back gammon' points are characteristic.
They exist as a square like this one, but also sometimes rectangular.

3 different techniques:
The middle is kilim textile, the edge is knotted like a carpet.
The top and bottom have a 'lying dog' pattern, a horizontal S,
which is made with a special weaving technique.

Also a magical eye in the centre.
Nomadic piece, can eb Ersari or Belouch.
These are located next to each other.
The edge has a so-called 'crab' edge - called this way because it looks like a crab.
Can be found in Turkmenistan and in the Caucasus.

Lot details
Ersari Yomuth
Kelim, Sofreh
120 cm
123 cm
Wool on wool
Country of Origin
Manufacturing period
Mid 20th century
In very good condition
Rug professionally cleaned
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