Turkmen rugs

Turkmen rugs are made by Turkmen tribes who are the main ethnic group in Turkmenistan in Central Asia. Turkmens are also living in Afghanistan and Iran. Their weavings include carpets, door hangings and bags of many different sizes.

Arabatchi rugs

Arabatchi is a Turkmen (Turkoman) tribe of Amu Darya region in historical Turkestan… read more

Beshir rugs

Beshir rugs are made in areas along the Amu Darya River from Bokhara in Uzbekistan into the northern Afghanistan. Beshir rugs are woven by weavers of the Ersari tribe… read more

Chodor rugs

Chodor is a Turkmen tribe inhabiting the Khiva area of Turkestan. The field color in Chodor rugs are often a distinctive purple-brown… read more

Eagle group I

Some carpet experts are classifying Turkmen Yomud or Göklen rugs in three eagle gul groups. The example here is classified as an Eagle group I… read more

Eagle group II

Some carpet experts are classifying Turkmen Yomud or Göklen rugs in three eagle gul groups. The examples here are classified as Eagle group II… read more

Ersari rugs

Ersari are one of the major tribes of the Turkmen people of Central Asia. They live mainly in Turkmenistan and Afghanistan… read more

Göklen rugs

Göklen is a Turkmen tribe living in North East Iran. See examples of Göklen rugs in this educational photo-gallery… read more

Igdir rugs

Igdir (Igdyr) rugs from Turkmenistan are often thought as a sub-group of Yomud rugs but it is debated. See exemples in this educational photo-gallery… read more

Karadashli rugs

Turkmen Karadashli rugs are often thought as a sub-group of Yomud rugs but it is debated. See exemples in this educational photo-gallery. .. read more

Kizil Ayak rugs

The Turkmen tribe Kizil Ayak is often seen as a sub-group of Ersari. See examples of Kizil Ayak rugs in this educational photo-gallery… read more

Salor rugs

The Salor tribe are considered as the oldest Turkoman tribe in historical Turkestan. See examples of Salor rugs in this educational photo-gallery… read more

Saryk rugs

Saryk is a Turkoman tribe of southern Turkestan. See examples of Saryk rugs in this educational photo-gallery… read more

Tekke rugs

The Turkmen Tekke (Teke) tribe inhabits Turkmenistan. Tekke main carpets are probably the most important weavings created by the Turkmen tribes… read more

Yomut rugs

Yomut or Yomud is a Turkmen tribe that lives from Gorgan in Iran to Turkmenbashi and eastern Caspian shores in Turkmenistan… read more

See examples of Turkmen chuvals, torbas, ensis , asmalyks and khalyks. See map of Turkmenistan.


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