Arsary (not Ersari)

Turkmen Rugs and Carpets

Turkmen Dictionary Arsary (not Ersari)
Turkmen Rugs and Carpets  Turkmen Dictionary Arsary (not Ersari)
A classic 1880s Yumut Chuval
Detail of an Ashyk border from Marla Mallett's Turkmen Offset Knotting
Detail of an Ashyk border from Marla Mallett's Turkmen Offset Knotting

Ersary (not Ersari) - not sure whether it must be A or E (first letter). What letter in this word would you use for the sound that corresponds to the letter "a" as in cat, track, etc.? But certainly Y at the end, not I.JBOC - I was going to go with Ersary as the spelling but Arsary seems a little closer. Arsary and Azeri are two branches of the Oguz Seljuk line.

This page is part of a cooperative project with Seyitguly Batyrov of Turkmen Carpets Online to give a proper spelling of common Turkmen terms used in describing rugs.