00300

Saryk 00300B

00300

Central Asia

140 x 84 cm from sh.sameyeh Oriental carpet catalogue page No.267

A SARYK RUG.
SOUTH EAST TURKMENISTAN, EARLY 20 TH CENTURY

part of the Central Asian rugs, are now more commonly known as Saryk Turkomen or as Afghan rugs. The principle region of production–the city of Bukhara–now lies in Uzbekistan. These rugs are known for the abundant usage of reds and their fine silk-like texture. The color scheme relies heavily on earth tones: red, sienna, brown, and greens. Often these antique rugs use geometric patterns and are made in an assortment of sizes.Easily identified by their bold, distinctive pattern, Bokara rugs are an unforgettable feast for the eyes. These rugs are known for their silkiness and vibrant use of color. They are so beautiful that some of them are proudly displayed as wall hangings.

All natural dyes are paramount for the carpet to have more than just decorative value. Beyond that, various dyers had varying levels of skill and invested different lengths of time in dyeing the yarns.  The “quality of color”–its radiance and level of nuance within each color–is centrally important.  Certain rare colors such as Tyrian purple, saffron yellow, cochineal rose and greens add to the carpet’s value

 

 

 

 

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