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Yamut Main Carpet

Object Name:
Carpet
Date:
late 18th–early 19th century
Geography:
Western Turkmenistan, Central Asia
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Wool (warp, weft, and pile)
Dimensions:
H. 94 1/8 in. (239 cm) W. 55 1/8 in. (140 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line:
The James F. Ballard Collection, Gift of James F. Ballard, 1922
Accession Number:
22.100.44
  • Description

    In Turkmen tents a ‘main carpet’ covered the floor, while storage bags with carpet-woven faces hung from the tent walls and carpet-woven door hangings protected the entrance. This carpet contains V-shaped motifs similar to those found in some Turkmen jewelry.

  • Provenance

    James F. Ballard, St. Louis, MO (until 1922; gifted to MMA)

  • See also
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    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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