Saddlebags & Trappings
some border loss on sides, selvedge not original
Being sold on behalf of Dr. and Mrs. Timothy McCormack
Tekke weavings are renowned for their fine weave and precision. This Tekke Turkmen ‘mafrash’, or small shallow tent bag uses a larger than normal ‘gul’, or quartered medallion, than is typically seen in this format of bag face. Nevertheless, this fine piece retains the same quality of Tekke precision. Indeed, this type of gul is more generally seen on small Tekke wedding rugs and chemcheh minors than on bags. This piece has a great handle and velvety tactile quality.