A Kapunuk is one of several types of door ornaments woven by the Turkmen of Central Asia. These pieces were used to frame the top and upper side areas of the portal on the inside of the yurt. This immaculate example traces a classic Tekke rendition of the curled-leaf border design meandering on both side panels and drawn in several rows on the main top portion, thus forming reciprocal pendants. In the spirit of great Tekke Turkmen weaving, while maintaining crisp and highly organized drawing, small idiosyncrasies may be seen throughout. These include small magenta silk highlights as well as other small flourishes using sky-blue and green.
- Being sold on behalf of a Pennsylvania collector
- 3' 11"
- 2' 9"
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