Posted by Irwin Kirsch on April 25, 1999 at 12:28:49:
While I know very little about Turkmen weavings, looking at the design of the Tekke juval conjured up some similarities of the Kazak Karachopf Medallian. The shapes are similar and the 2-1-2 pattern of the Kazak, related to the Turkish large Holbein pattern, could have been adopted in the Tekke piece.
I have also seen similar borders in Kazak and Turkmen weavings, in particular the kotchak (ram's horn) small motiff which has been stylized to look like a double (inverted) block "T".
Am I reaching in these analogies?
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