ART ALBUM. Carpets and Carpet Products of Turkmenistan
Title: Carpets and Carpet Products of Turkmenistan
Author: by Nouri Hodjamukhamedov (Compiler), Niazmurad Dovadov (Compiler)
Cover: Hardcover, 152 pages
Publisher: Turkmen State Museum (1983)
Language: English, Russian, Turkmen
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A Turkmen rug (Turkmen: Türkmen haly; or Turkmen carpet or Turkoman carpet) is a type of handmade floor-covering textile traditionally originating in Central Asia. It is useful to distinguish between the original Turkmen tribal rugs and the rugs produced in large numbers for export mainly in Pakistan and Iran today. The original Turkmen rugs were produced by the Turkmen tribes who are the main ethnic group in Turkmenistan and are also found in Afghanistan and Iran. They are used for various purposes, including tent rugs, door hangings and bags of various sizes.