ThisTurkmen chuval was handwoven by Yomud Turkmen Turkmenistan during the early 20th Century.
This trapping features a design of well-spaced Kepse güls in soft pink, ivory, and navy on an open aubergine ground. Framed by a main border of geometric rosettes flanked by "running dog" or sawtooth minor borders. A thin single row of 'x's framed three edges and expands to 6 rows deep arranged on the diagonal along the final edge to make a wonderful skirt. A chuval is a large storage used to both transport and store belongings. This example has the original flatwoven backing still intact and attached which is less common. The kilim was woven using undyed wool and displays a wonderful natural striation reminiscent of desert sands.
In very good condition, with a medium pile and some minor fraying on the flatwoven section.