The 'aina gul' is seen mainly in Turkmen bags and trappings of the Tekke. Aina literally means mirror in both Turkmen and Persian and the stylized rectangular motif is named for its resemblance to small personal mirrors from the region. This gul type differs from other Turkmen variants in that it is generally stacked within a grid and does not conform to the more standard Turkmen composition of a repeating gul paired with a secondary or minor gul throughout the field. This vibrant chuval, or large tent bag face, uses two renditions of the 'aina gul' drawn with a fine weave and spectacular vibrant madder and insect reds. The field paints small banner guls within the center of aina rectangles. The 'elem', or bottom skirt, renders another version of the motif with diamond centers. The richness of color and materials are both hallmarks of great Tekke weaving. Silk highlights.
Tekke Chuval19th C (3rd Q)
- Being sold on behalf of Ms. Kaye Pritchard
- 2' 3"
- 3' 6"
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