Undoubtedly the most ubiquitous non-gol Turkmen icon is the 'flowering tree'.
It is found on chuval, torba, engsi, tentband and MC.
There are many forms, but all are easily recognizable as related versions (of some archetype).
Details of two versions of the 'flowering tree' icon from unpublished Tekke engsi; early Classic period; RK collection;
These two details show the typical format (above) and a less seen one (below).
We chose them for no special reason, as many other versions would have been as easily located.
Now then we are sure most if not all readers will have already realized the association these 'flowering trees' icons have with the combination of 'memling style' minor gol and unique tertiary tree that both appear on our ex-collection archaic period Saryk Timurchin gol MC.
This relationship seems to us to be a no-brainer; the 'flowering tree' a direct descendant of the Saryk iconography.
BTW: The two 'flowering trees' we illustrate come from very early Tekke engsi, ones we would chronologically date to the early 18th century, i.e. early Classic period.
The iconographic distance between them and the Saryk MC version shows what we believe to be a conservative time span of at least 100 years, making the Saryk MC 17th century. Frankly, we would not be surprised to eventually find out it is even earlier.
In conclusion, we could go on pointing out important related details from various other both earlier and later 'flowering trees' designs and the archetypal version on this Saryk MC.
However, we would prefer readers, both those who agree or disagree with our position, to do some research on their own.
RK would also be glad to see some responses.