Yomut Horse Covers & Saddle Weavings
Yomud Horse Cover
Yomud saddle cover 19th C.
West Turkestan, second half 19th century
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)
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
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.