Yomut Horse Covers

Yomut Horse Covers & Saddle Weavings

Examples:

Yomud Horse Cover 
Yomud Horse Cover
Circa 1900



Yomud saddle cover 19th C.


Yomud saddle cover
West Turkestan, second half 19th century



Antique Yomut or Goklen Saddle Rug

Antique Yomut or Goklen Saddle Rug

"Size: 3'2" x 3'4". Age: 1900-1910 circa.

Condition: Very good.

Good pile throughout with some slightly lower areas (not worn). Original edges & selvage. Vegetable dyes with an early red synthetic(slight bleeding -hardly noticeable).

Wool warp and weft. K.P.S.I.: 7 x 18. Symmetric knot. Has been professionally washed, and could be used as is.





Yomut Turkmen tainaksha (horse cover)

Yomut Turkmen tainaksha (horse cover)

Turkmenistan late 19th-early 20th century.

3ft.6in. x 3ft.9in. 1.07m. x 1.14m. A very unusual design.



Yomut Turkmen tainaksha (horse cover) about 1910-20

Yomut Turkmen tainaksha (horse cover) about 1910-20

4ft.6in. x 3ft.10in. 1.37m. x 1.17m.

Slight damage left edge of lower right arm.



Jaffarbai Yomut Salachak (cot cover?)



4 ft. x 3 ft. 3 in.

The exact function of these weavings remains controversial. The cot hypothesis has achieved the widest acceptance, but the presence of a mihrab-like motif suggests the possibility of use as a prayer rug. All known examples seem comparatively recent.