Fantastic antique rug woven by Turkmen women from the Dowlatabad region of Afghanistan. The design of this rug is made up of two columns of güles, obtaining a total of 12. Between the two columns of güles, the tree of life has been woven in a stylized way. This rug is more square than usual and therefore the border is very wide and elaborate, having numerous minor secondary borders. All the dyes are natural, pleas note the blue obtained with indigo dyes. The wool is extremely soft and lustrous.

This antique rug of tribal origin will stand out in a contemporary interior with its timeless elegance. Its intricate designs and reddish tones evoke the authenticity of past cultures. Its sober presence adds a touch of history and character to the modernity of the space, creating a unique visual and emotional balance.

Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool   

Size: 282×206 cms

Origin: Dowlatabad Turkman tribes, Afghanistan

Date of weaving: 1940s


The Turkmen are people who speak a language belonging to the southwestern branch of the Turkic languages. The majority live in Turkmenistan and in neighbouring parts of Central Asia and numbered more than 6 million at the beginning of the 21st century. About one-third of the total population lives in Iran, especially in the north, and another 500,000 live in northeastern and northwestern Afghanistan.  These groups are called the Transcaspian Turkmen. Pockets of Turkmen are found in northern Iraq and Syria. Smaller groups live in central Turkey. The territory of the Turkmen is generally arid. They were by tradition a nomadic pastoral people, living in tent villages and raising sheep, goats, horses, camels, asses, and cattle.

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SKU: A2212133