Buchara Turkmen 191 x 110
The handmade carpets' colors look different depending on the side you view the carpet from.This is because the pile of handmade carpets, in contrast to machine made carpets, is inclined so that the carpet has protection from dirt and wear.
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A Turkmen Buchara is a type of handmade Carpet traditionally originating in Central Asia (especially in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and in some cases Iran).
Compared to Turkmenistan carpets, these are of lower quality but this is also justified by the difference in price, so it is useful to distinguish between the original Turkmen tribal rugs and the rugs produced in Pakistan and Iran today. The original Turkmen rugs were produced by the Turkmen tribes, for various purposes, including tent rugs, door hangings and bags of various sizes. They were made entirely from wool, with geometrical designs that varied from tribe to tribe. Most famous are the Yomout, Ersari, Beschir, Saryk, Salor, and Tekke, but the most typical is that of the Bukhara design, which derives from the Tekke main carpet, often with a red or tan background. Another favorite is derived from the Ersari main carpet, with the octagonal elephant's foot design. The Turkmen Carpet Museum, which preserves examples of the original Turkmen tribal rugs, is located in Ashgabat.
In these rugs vegetable dyes and other natural dyes were used to produce the rich colors.