EARLY ANTIQUE TEKKE TURKOMAN WOMAN'S SILK ON SILK EMBROIDERED CHIRPY FRONT PANEL, now museum conserved, Central Asian tribal, Turkmenistan, mid-19th century. The exact size, not including the black linen backing, is: 3'-11" x 4'-9" (120 x 144 cm). A stunningly beautiful chirpy (cloak) front panel fragment in great original condition with wonderful colors and designs.
Multi-colored, natural-dyed, silk threads were used to hand embroider tribal-inspired floral and geometric motifs on a dark blue-green silk ground color and then backed on the inside with block-printed trade cloth. This very old fragment has been museum conserved to a black linen backing for the sake of posterity and to facilitate its decorative use as a colorful antique Turkmen tribal textile art wall hanging display in the home or office.This textile is in a remarkable state of preservation for its early antique age only showing some very minor surface abrasion to some threads from past ethnographic age use (see close-up photos 11 and 12). Dark blue-green background color chirpys were worn by older women in the Turkmen clans, with only the oldest matriarchs wearing white cloaks embroidered in this style. This well-preserved and very beautiful Tekke Turkmen tribal chirpy fragment has been professionally cleaned to museum standards and is now ready for a collection or for immediate display. A BEAUTIFUL SPECIMEN OF TEKKE TURKMEN TRIBAL WOMAN's TEXTILE ART HISTORY. The item "Ca 1850 ANTIQUE TEKKE TURKMEN TRIBAL WOMAN'S CHIRPY FRONT PANEL.
MUSEUM MOUNTED" is in sale since Wednesday, July 08, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Embroidery". The seller is "imokub2" and is located in Longmont, Colorado.
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