The Turkmen – A Carpet Collection from Schleswig-Holstein

Category: Auctions

Dorotheum will hold an auction 9 April 2019 with nearly 140 Turkmen carpets, bag faces and tent bands from a private carpet collection in Schleswig-Holstein. The collection is build over several decades and includes rare and high-quality pieces from various tribes such as the Yomud, Tekke, Saryk, Salor and Ersari.

Eagle Group II, Asmalyk, West Turkestan, ca. 75 x 131 cm, 1st half of the 19th cent., rare green border, estimate €3,400 – 5,000
Tekke Cape, West Turkestan, ca. 23 x 67 cm, mid 19th century. Estimate € 4,500 – 5,000
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Yomud Ag Yüp tent band fragment, West Turkestan, ca. 935 x 32 cm, early 19th cent. Estimate €10,000 – 12,000
Yomud tent band
Detail of the Yomud Ag Yüp tent band fragment

According to Dorotheum the auction highlight is a 17th century Tekke Khaly carpet which measures 226 x 200 cm. ‘In terms of design and colour, I consider this to be one of the best surviving examples of this type of carpet’ says Dototheums carpet specialist Wolfgang Matschek to Jozan Magazine.

Location and more information: Dorotheum, Palais Dorotheum, Dorotheergasse 17, 1010 Wien

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