Antique Yomud Mafrash
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Here is an antique Yomud mafrash with saturated vegetable dyes in very good condition. The pile is lush and full. The uppermost border has a break with loss measuring approx. 4 inches. The bottom horizontal border is missing its' applied decorative fringes along with a small number of pile knots. The sides are basically intact and complete. This Yomud mafrash would have been fit for inclusion in the seminal article, Small is Beautiful, published in Hali; Vol. 4, Number 1.
Yomud mafrash with old versions of Tekke chemche gulls, like the present example, are very old. Turkoman collector's gravitate towards Turkoman weavings with fewer numbers of gulls versus those with greater numbers of gulls. The present offering has the fewest number of gulls known to exist for this genre. This is a great little piece of Turkoman art work well worth collecting.