Saryk Turreted Guls

Turkmen Saryk Turreted Guls & Carpets

Turreted Gul pieces were originally attributed to the Salor but as Rug scholarship advanced it became obvious that turreted Gul were attributable to the Salor, the Saryk, and to the Tekke. It has been suggested that Saryk only started weaving them after they defeated the Salor but Turkmen Expert James Allen feels that while rare there are Turreted Gul Sariks in all three phases and that the Saryks have always woven that design.

Vambery mentions still later expeditions from Khiva to Merv ; one in about 1842, when Medemin, or Muhammad Amin, brother of the then reigning Khan, moved at the Lead of 15,000 horsemen, against the Sarik Turkmen; and six campaigns when the same chief, himself Khan, was opposed to the same enemy. The conqueror captured the citadel of Merv and the fort of Yalatun; but his triumph was of short duration; for no sooner had he returned to his capital than the Sariks rebelled, and put the men, garrison, and commandant to the sword. Then followed a new campaign." On Journeys Between Herat, and Khiva by Goldsmid Page 13

Mr. Taylour Thomson writes with regard to Merv, from a visit paid in 1842. This gentleman was then on his way to Khiva from Tehran, via Mashhad, Sarakhs, and the Oxus. He found the city, known to modern times as Merv Shah Jahan, and, to Persia especially, as one of the four great cities of Khorasan (Herat, Mashhad, and Nishapur being the other three), "an assemblage of " wretched huts, commanded by a small mud fort, in which a Governor " of the Khan of Khiva resides, and defended by a few patereros and " swivel matchlocks." It had nothing to boast of but a small bazaar to supply the Sarik and Salor tribes who frequented it.On Journeys Between Herat, and Khiva by Goldsmid Page 14

Examples:

Saryk Turret Gul Juval
Saryk Turret Gul Juval ex Dr. Jon Thompson
A Saryk Turkmen Tent-Bag (Juval).

Turkmenistan 19th century. Cotton whites, crimson silk, missing on sides, reselvaged, rewoven area in elem panel, four reweaves in upper outer panel, missing on the ends. Approximately 2 ft. 11 in. by 4 ft. (089 by 122 cm)

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18th or 19th Century Saryk Juval

18th or 19th Century Saryk Juval

Origin: Saryk Turkmen Tent-Bag (Juval) from Turkmenistan, 18th or 19th century

Size: 2 ft. 9 in. by 4 ft. by 2 in. (84 cm by 127 cm)

Notes: Cotton whites, patch to upper left corner, some overcastting, minor moth damage, bit out of lower edge.

Saryk Turkmen Tent-Bag (Juval) close-up

Saryk Turkmen Tent-Bag (Juval) top border



Saryk Turkmen Tent-Door Decoration (Gapaluk)

Saryk Turkmen Tent-Door Decoration (Gapaluk)

Origin: Turkmenistan, 18th or 19th century

Size: 2 ft. 9 in. by 4 ft. by 2 in. (84 cm by 127 cm)

Notes: Cotton whites, right arm cut and reattached.

Saryk Turkmen Tent-Door Decoration (Gapaluk) pattern



Saryk Turkmen Tent-Bag

Saryk Turkmen Tent-Bag

Origin: A Saryk Turkmen Tent-Bag (Juval) from Turkmenistan, 19th century

Size: 2 ft. 7 in. by 3 ft. by 9 in. (79 cm by 114 cm)

Notes: Cotton whites, repiling near center, very small reweave in field, some repiling and repaired slits in upper border, missing on sides and ends.

Saryk Turkmen Tent-Bag pattern



Saryk Juval, 19th Century

Saryk Juval, 19th Century

Origin: Turkmenistan, 19th century

Size: 2 ft. 8 in. by 4 ft. (81 cm by 122 cm)

Notes: Cotton whites, missing one side border, the other side partial, partial ends, corroded magenta silk, small reweave and repaired slits in field, reweave on top, old wool repiling to corroded silk areas.

Saryk Juval 19th C. close-up



Saryk Turkmen Main Carpet, 19th Century

Saryk Turkmen Main Carpet, 19th Century

Origin: Turkmenistan, 19th century

Size: 8 ft. by 6 ft. 5 in. (244 cm by 196 cm)

Notes: Missing side borders, missing on the ends, several small reweaves in the field, some repiling in the field, repaired slits in the border, reweave in one side border.

Saryk Turkmen Main Carpet 19th C. close-up



Saryk Ensi, 17th/18th Century

Saryk Ensi, 17th/18th Century

Origin: Central Asia, West Turkestan, 17th/18th century

Size: 179 cm x 128 cm

Condition: An excellent early Saryk Ensi with beautiful colors and a spacious design. Generally still in good condition; the braided shirazi is preserved at the left side but missing on the right side; this side shows some quite visible damage. Upper right corner needs to be repaired. Both ends slightly reduced; a few low areas.