Antique handmade oversized carpet No. 43819 Beshir, ca. 1875 Turkmenistan 18.10 x 7.11 feet
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||Beshir, ca. 1875
|Country of Origin:
||18.10 x 7.11 ft
||geometric / little medallion
||dark blue / navy and brown
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
Good pile troughout. A few repiled areas due to moth and staining. Only vegetable dyes.
This is an Oriental nomadic rug. The word "nomad" comes from the Greek word "nemein". Nomads are wandering tribes, shepherds, stockbreeders, or hunters. In the minorly populated areas of Asia and North Africa they move with their herds, all their belongings and their tents to new places constantly. Many states already tried to make them settle down with various success. Mostly it is the women of the tribes which contribute to the family's income with their carpet knotting and weaving while the men breed stock or go hunting. But due to the circumstances of nomadic life the carpet production often lacks regularity and precision in form and design, which actually adds to their originality and makes them even more popular. The wool is mostly dyed with vegetable dyes.