This rare weaving, also called a “trapping” or "tent pole hanging" was used to decorate the tribes yurt or tent (living quarters). They were also used when traveling to hold the tent poles together when tied to a camel.
Most trappings were flat and one-dimensional whereas this one is 4-sided. These nomadic people moved often and this type of weaving was subject to hard use, however this weaving is in excellent condition, from our own personal collection of Oriental Rugs & Weavings.
The weave is exceptionally fine at approximately 400 knots per square inch. The Foundation (warp & weft) is 100% wool as are the knots. Presents a beautiful and clear precise pattern of natural vegetable dyed - hand-spun yarn. There are many decorative tassels adding another point of interest and dimension.
The long, rustic orange woven braid was used to tie the trapping on. Notice the braided loop (blue & rustic orange) near the bottom which was used to hang the trapping from the animal while traveling.
This Weaving measures 2 ft. long x 1 ft. wide. The inside measurement at the widest point (if you plan on slipping the trapping over an object for display is 10 1/4” in diameter.
You can hang this weaving on the wall, pack it and display in a case, place it over the back of a chair or couch…really the options are endless. A Dream Piece for any Decorator!
Excellent Condition. There are no holes, repairs or color run. There is no odor to the rug; it comes from a smoke-free environment.
This is an extremely rare, hard to find example of a Functional Piece of Art & History. Antique Yomud - Also known as Yomut, the Yomoud is one of the 5 Main Turkoman tribes in Afghanistan. The Yomoud tribe wove rugs & trappings that filtered into the 19th century Afghanistan markets. Prior to that time, Yomoud Weavings were relatively unknown because of their geographic isolation.
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