Yomut Chuval

Yomut Juval / Chuval Section of the Yomut Rug Guide

A Chuval is a flat storage bag. For many years I prefered the spelling juval but juval is impropper and the correct spelling is chuval. Special thanks to Seyitguly Batyrov of Turkmen Carpets Online in Turkmenistan. These bags are usually seen in the west as just the front panel. The bag face is easier to display so many dealers removed the backs in the old days.


Examples:


Van-Ham Jomud-Tschowal





Yomud Chuval, Early 19th Century




Here is a fine purple group Yomud chuval from circa 1820-1840 measuring 26 x 46 inches. A range of plum colored hues are arrayed across its surface. There is considerable irregularity in the weave from handspun wool in the wefts. The minor gull is done especially well and has an interesting affective presence.





Yomud Chuval



Origin: Central Asia, West Turkestan, 2nd half 19th century

Size: 77 x 117 cm

Very finely knotted, dense pile. Remains of the kilim back still preserved at lower end; losses to upper end; minor damage to sides; two stains.



The Hossam Aly Yomud Dowry Chuval



It measures 2 ft. 10 in. x 4 ft. It is extremely finely knotted at 10 horizontal by 19 vertical knots for a density of 190 knots per square inch.







The Craycraft and Arabesque Yomud Chuval Fragment



Size: 1 ft. 10 in. x 3 ft. 9 in.

Region: Central Asia, Turkmen, Yomut

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets, Bags and Trappings, Chuval

Period: First half of 19th century (1800 - 1849)

Materials: wool with camel wefts

Structure / Technique: Pile, symmetrical knot

Condition: Very Good

Comments on Condition: Pile is mostly good and chunky, but it's missing on all four sides.

Radical serial reduction in gul dimensions produces impression of distance within the space of 3 rows of guls. Glossy, fine wool and good color.







Yomud Chuval, 2nd half 19th C.




Origin: Central Asia, West Turkestan, 2nd half 19th century

Size: Approx. 108 x 75 cm.

Both sides re-selvaged, with thick velvety pile well preserved, nice clear colors. Without kilim back.



Yomud Chuval/Juval - A classic 1880s example 



A classic Yumut Juval woven sometime in the 1880's. Made with pure saturated vegetable dyes. In good condition with good even full pile; one small hole secured. Persian knot, open to the left. Fine weave for a Yumut.



Yomud Chuvals: Unusual 19th Century Adler Yomud Juval



Antique Yomud Turkoman Saddle Cover. This saddle cover bag measures 3 ft. x 4 ft. and is over 100 years of age. It's a 9 gull design with rare skirt tassles.



Antique Yomud Family Chuval



Yomut Family Juval

70 in. x 113 in.

Mid. 19th century



Antique Early Yomud Juval 



75 in. x 95 in.
Early 19th century



Yomud Juval circa 1825



Yomud Juval

Turkmenistan circa 1825

2 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 11 in.



A Yomud Juval circa 1890



Size: 2 ft. 4 in. x 1 ft. 4 in.



Yomud Memling Gul Juval, early 20th century



3.5 in. x 2.6 in. Yomud Chuval, hand knotted wool, complete with plain kelim back. Early 20th century; good condition.



The Blok Memling Gul Yomut Juval



Measuring 30 in. x 49 in.

19th Century Memling gul design.

Aysymetric knot open to the right.

Good, saturated dyes, patina on pile.

Minor guls alternate in colour from light blue to turquoise.

Colors: Madder red, coral, dark blue, light blue, turquoise, purple brown, ivory, black.

Condition: Near complete, some expert restoration. Reasonable pile.





The Dodds Flatwoven Yomut Family Juval



Size: 3 ft. 7 in. x 2 ft. 3 in.

Region: Central Asia, Turkmen, Yomut

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets

Period: Late 19th century (1867 - 1899)

This rug's tight groundweave is a strong madder red that is ornamented with brocaded, hooked "Memling" primary gols in indigo and white cotton. Wee defined secondary gols are diamonds with kotchak rams' horn designs at each apex and worked in brilliant pale blue and blue-green. Pale gold motifs accent the palette. The piece is in excellent condition.







Yomut Chuval from Hazara Gallery



Size: 3 ft. 5 in. x 2 ft. 7 in.

Region: Central Asia, Turkmen, Yomut

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets - Bags and Trappings - Chuval

Date: Late 19th century (1867 - 1899)

Comments On Condition: Excellent







The Hort 1880 Yomut Chuval 



This Yomut chuval was woven about 1880 in Turkmenistan. It is in very good condition.



The Hort Yomut Chuval circa 1890



This Yomut chuval was woven about 1890 in Turkmenistan and is in excellent condition.



The Renton Turkmen Yomut Juval



Antique Turkoman Yomut Juval. At least one hundred years old, complete with back. A very rare and collectable piece.



Yomut Juval, 2nd half 19th century




Origin: Central Asia, West Turkestan, 2nd half 19th century.

Size: Approx. 81 x 115 cm.

Minor damages to corners and elem, traces of wear.



Yomut Chuval




Size: 3 ft. 11 in. x 2 ft. 6 in.

Region: Central Asia, Turkmen, Yomut

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets, Bags and Trappings, Chuval

Date: 19th century, last quarter (1875 - 1899)

Materials: Wool

Condition: Very Good

Full Description: The beautiful cherry-red ground of this piece is decorated with three major rows by four chuval gul and two minor rows by three erre ("saddle") gul.



Antique Yomut Juval, Early 19th Century



76 in. x 113 cm.

Early 19th century

An outstanding early juval with large and well spaced guls. A very rare and attractive main border.



Antique Yomut Juval



Size: 2 ft. 3 in. x 3 ft. 7 in.

Region: Central Asia, Turkmen, Yomut

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets

The Yomut Juval is a textile containor used by Turkmen as as a storage or pack animal bag. The Yomut Juval had a role in the wedding ceremony and in daily life.













Antique Yomut Chuval



Yomud Chuval

Size: 2 ft. 11 in. x 3 ft. 7 in.

Region: Central Asia, Turkmen, Yomut

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets, Bags and Trappings, Chuval

The elem panal design is the most attractive feaature of this yomud Chuval.











Antique Yomut Juval w/ offset knotting





Yomud Chuval

Size: 2 ft. 11in. x 3 ft. 7 in.

Region: Central Asia, Turkmen, Yomut

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets, Bags and Trappings, Chuval









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Antique Yomut Chuval w/ offset knotting



Turkmen Yomut Chuval

Origin: Central Asia, Turkmenistan

Width: 2 in. 5 ft. x 3 ft. 7 in.

Weft: Wool

Warp: Wool







Yomut Turkmen Chuval



Yomut Turkmen Chuval, Turkmenistan, second half 19th century.

Size: 2 ft. 2 in. x 3 ft. 5in.

Field evenly low overall, slight damage and loss to top outer guard and elem; a comparatively old chuval of excellent color.



Yomut Turkmen Chuval



Two Yomut Turkmen chuvals, Turkmenistan late 19th-early 20th century.

2 ft. 10 in. x 3 ft. 9 in.

Both slight even wear overall, walnut brown example with minor damage and loss to lower plain elem.



Yomut Turkmen Chuval


Yomut Turkmen chuval, Turkmenistan, late 19th century.

2 ft. 10 in. x 3 ft. 7 in.

Slight even wear overall.



Yomut Turkmen Memling Gul Chuval



Yomut Turkmen chuval, Turkmenistan, mid to late 19th century. 2 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 7.5 in.



Antique Yomut/Eagle group II Juval, early 19th century



Early 19th century

Size: 80 in. x 120 in.

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

Yomud Chuval, West Turkestan, first half 19th century
Yomud Chuval, West Turkestan, first half 19th century

A Yomut chuval, West Turkestan, first half 19th century

MEASUREMENTS

142 by 56cm. 4ft. 8in. by 1ft. 10in.

Technical Analysis:

Warp: Wool, ivory, Z2S

Weft: Wool, natural brown and some ivory, 2Z, 2 shoots (often only 1 shoot)

Pile: Wool, 2Z, asymmetrical open to the right

V/Hcm: 17-19/9-10

Selvedges: Some turkish knots, 3 pairs of warps wrapped together with natural brown wool, additional overcast in blue and red in lower 5in.

Ends: Short kilim, hemmed and sewn, complete kilim back with brocade decoration

Colors: Auvergne, rust-red, medium blue, blue-green, apricot, ivory and dark charcoal-brown



19th C. Ersari Turkmen Juval

19th C. Ersari Turkmen Juval

South Turkmenistan third quarter 19th century. 2 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. 3 in. 0.81m. x 1.29m. Overall wear, slightly heavier in places, holes (backed), both sides cut with loss of all borders to left.