Turkmen (probably Yomud)
19th century


Overall (excluding fringe): 316.2 x 213.4 cm (124 1/2 x 84 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with discontinuous patterning wefts

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Carpet of weft-faced wool plain weave with off-white warps and red wefts; main field brocaded with overall geometric pattern in lighter red, white, green, medium blue and dark blue. Wide end borders of red plain-weave with blue stripes; narrow plain-weave ends and fringe of off-white wool. Brass rings sewn along one side edge.


Purchased by the donor's grandfather, His Excellency N. I. Kryzhanovski, an Appellate judge who sat in Tiflis and was a Kuban Cossak, from his brother, Peter, an officer who acquired it during the Russo-Turkish border wars; January, 1920, given by N. I. Kryzhanovski to his daughter, Nadezhda Nikolaevna Kryzhanovskaya; September 26, 1976, by inheritance to her son, Igor R. Blake; Gift to the MFA (Accession Date: January 23, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Igor Robert Blake