Gushly Göl
The Langauer Salyr Turkmen Main Carpet  Gushly Göl
The Langauer Salyr Turkmen Main Carpet

Gushly Göl

The genuine name of the main Teke göl

The breakup of the Oguz Turk confederation dates back for about for over 700 years. Therefore when we see shared design attributes we know that the design predates the point at which the split occurred. The three main Ohguz groups can best be defined by language group. The primary Oguz descendants are the Northern Azeri, the southern Azeri, and the Turkmen. So when we see the design in both the Azeri groups and the Turkmen groups we know it is an Oguz design.

Take for example the rug illustrated as plate 33 in Mackie, Louise & Thompson, Jon. Turkmena 18th c. or earlier Turkish rug stolen from the Great Mosque in Divrigi mosque in Turkey (now believed to be in an English collection). This rug has a gul that bears a marked resemblance to the Gushly Göl/Teke Göl. So if these shared characteristics occur in Central Asia and in Turkey then it stands to reason that the Göl is a Turkmen Göl that predates the Ersari/Azeri (Seljuk/Saltuq) split in the 13th century.

Gushly Göl

The Gushly Göl (trade name - Gulli Gul) is the primary main carpet Göl of the ErsaryConfederation including the breakaway Salyr and it's offshoots including the Saryk and Teke

Sotheby's Azerbaijan carpet, South Caucasus/Northwest Persia
Sotheby's Azerbaijan carpet, South Caucasus/Northwest Persia

Salyr Main Carpet
Salyr Main Carpet

The Langauer Salyr Turkmen Main Carpet
The Langauer Salyr Turkmen Main Carpet

The Thompson Saryk Turkmen Main Carpet
The Thompson Saryk Turkmen Main Carpet

Ersary Main Carpet 2
Ersary Main Carpet 2
Tall Gol Teke Main carpet
Tall Gol Teke Main carpet

Cocoon Arabachy Chuval
Cocoon Arabachy Chuval

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.