Eagle Group Rugs

Guide to Eagle Group / Fine Brown Yomut Rugs & Carpets

Examples:


Eagle Group Asmalyk
Eagle Group/Fine Brown Yomut

Origin: Northeast Persia, before 1800

Size: approx. 70 x 123 cm

Notes on Condition -Sides re-selvaged; otherwise in very good condition.





Eagle Group II Main Carpet 

Eagle Group/Fine Brown Yomut

Origin: Central Asia, West Turkestan, 1st half 19th century

Size: ca. 307 x 190 cm

Notes on Condition

Large re-knotted area along the middle axis; another horizontal re-knotted section from the upper left side down to the middle (visible from the back of the carpet), two long, re-joined cuts, uneven wear.






Fine Brown Yomut Chuval 

Eagle Group/Fine Brown Yomut
Group I: 3- and 4-ply pile yarn. Asymmetrical knot open to the left. Wool weft with at least one silk weft shoot, usually dyed red. Dark red-brown field color. Primary gul is similar to Moshkova's LIX,3. (Seven carpets listed and illustrated.)
Group II: 2-ply pile yarn. Asymmetrical knot open to the right. Wool weft with at least one cotton (not silk) weft shoot. Medium red-brown field color. Primary gul is similar to Moshkova's LIX,6. (Eleven carpets listed; ten illustrated.)
Group III: 3-ply pile yarn. Asymmetrical knot open to the left. Wool weft; may or may not have silk or cotton shoots. Dark aubergine field color. Primary gul is similar to Moshkova's LIX,6. (Three carpets listed and illustrated.)
In addition, there are seven possibly related main carpets listed that differ from Groups I through III by at least one key trait. None has silk weft shoots, and two are woven with symmetrical knots. 




Eagle Group/Fine Brown Yomut
The Aija Blitte Collection torba

I was a bit surprised to see this on Hali.com:
"Turkmen 'eagle-göl' group I torba or trapping (detail), late 18th or early 19th century. Approx. 1.20 x 0.60m (4'0"" x 2'0"").Aija Blitte Collection, Washington DC (International Hajji Baba Society)"

This piece is very familiar to me, it has been shown around town extensively. I would not have thought it that old. As a lucky find this was charming but "late 18th or early 19th" in Hali? What this really points to is the ongoing conundrum in the study of Oriental rugs. Older rugs tend to "better" so some extrapolate that a better piece is older. The Blitte Collection piece is a nice piece. Must we then date it early on the basis of quality. I suggest not. There is no reason why such a nice piece could not be 100 years latter. Why not "late 19th or early 20th"? Why not in deed?




Eagle Group/Fine Brown Yomut
Another rarity was an 'Eagle-gül' group torba (13; pl.113) with twelve octagons containing large birds flanked by smaller animals. The design was first noticed on a drawing of a khalyk in the Fine Arts Museum, Ashkhabad. Similar torbas were published in Turkmen, pl.57 and in Hali 87, p.130, where it was advertised by James Blackmon



Turkmen Eagle-gül II carpet 


Turkmen Eagle-gül II carpet

Central Asia

19th Century





The Allen Late 18th Century


The Allen Late 18th Century








Antique Yomut/Eagle group II Juval early 19th C.


Antique Yomut/Eagle group II Juval early 19th C.

Yomut/Eagle group II Juval

80 x 120

Early 19th century

An outstanding early juval with good colours and an unusual border. Asymmetric knots open right with random small areas of symmetric knots.






1st half 19th C. Eagle Group II 

1st half 19th C. Eagle Group II

Origin: Central Asia, West Turkestan

1st half 19th c.

Size: ca. 47 x 148 cm

Notes

Because of detailed and extensive studies by Rautenstengel and Azadi we are today able to attribute these weavings to one of the three Eagle Gul groups. – In good condition; at the upper end with remains of the finely woven red kilim; minimal losses at right side.





 Antique Eagle Gul Group II  Yomud Mafrash


 Antique Eagle Gul Group II  Yomud Mafrash

34 x 84

Third Quarter 19th Century





Antique Eagle Gul Group II  Yomud Mafrash


Antique Eagle Gul Group II  Yomud Mafrash

37 x 72

First Half 19th Century






Eagle Group Asmalyk

Eagle Group Asmalyk

Turkestan, 19th century

4 feet 4 inches x 2 feet 7 inches.