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Beginning of 20th century
Central Asia Amu Daria region Turkoman
2500 - 5000 EUR
This camel neck and head cover is used for weddings and other festive occasions. Many talismans ornate the cover, a.o. some horse hair. Silk and cotton
Turcoman are presumably descendants of Oghuz Khan, grandson of Japheth. Around 2000 years ago Turcoman tribes left the Asiatic plains and come towards Central Asia, and later found their way to Persia, Syria and Anatolia, where people call them Oghuz Turks.
There are about 20 main tribes which were often isolated and continuously in open revolt against the establishment and local governments. Still, they very seldom succeeded in becoming independent, except for the Kara Koyunlu (Blacksheep) and Ak Koyunlu (Whitesheep)who founded dynasties in the 14th and 15th century, And played an important part in the political landscape of the area. Unfortunately not very much documents remained about their cultural and political structures. The main source is Genealogy by Abdul Ghazi (1660).
Till today the main activity is cattle breeding.
Coulours may appear different on the website than in reality. All mentioned prices and sizes are indicative and not binding. Possibly some rugs that are still online, are not available anymore in the showroom.
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