Yomut Mafrash

The Mafrash Section of the Guide to the Yomut

There are two types of Mafrash. The Turkmen weave a flat envelope bag while the tribes in Azerbaijan weave "box" bags. The Turkmen mafrash tends to be very similar to a juval but smaller. The Turkmen mafrash are generally about 2 to 2.5 foot by 1 to 1.5 foot long.

Examples:

A Yomud Turkmen Small Tent-Bag (Mafrash), Turkmenistan
A Yomud Turkmen Small Tent-Bag (Mafrash), Turkmenistan

19th Century. Approximately 1 ft. 3 in. by 2 ft. 7 in. (0.38 m. by 0. 79 m.)





Yomud Mafrash Extra Fine c1890s
Yomud Mafrash Extra Fine c1890s

Beautiful super finely knotted Yomud Rug bag. It is circa 1870s-90s. It measures 2ft 31/2in by 1ft 3 in or 70cm by 38cm. It is 100% wool both foundation and woven. It is in just exceptional condition except some of the fringe is coming off but the rug is just excellent! It has a chocolate brown background with blue-green, blue and orangey-brown tones. The back of the back is also hand woven durable canvas material.







Antique Yomud Turkoman Mafrash

Antique Yomud Turkoman Mafrash

Urkoman Mafrash, Yomud group, Central Asia, 19th century, 2’1” x 1’1”

The field design seen here in this Yomud Turkoman mafrash (small shallow bag) is very different, a rare form of a nine “gol” format.








A Yomud Mafrash
A Yomud Mafrash

Origin: Central Asia, West Turkestan, ca. 1850

Size: approx. 40 x 67 cm

Pile low, damaged corners.