I have a few questions regarding the esari torba
(thanks to jc).It has been passed down through the family from my mother,who valued it as being of some importance.
My question is: how does design,color,arrangement of patterns,establish what tribal group made the item.
I have been looking and comparing photos of other carpets for a number of years without success.
I realize their are many distinct field motifs,which help in the identification process,guls,botehs,palmettes,rosettes,as well as the numerous border motifs.
Some of these motifs are used by a number of different tribes,which makes identification difficult for the newbie.
My interest was piqued when I saw a carpet with some similarities in jc's article,"turkmen trappings"(first picture in the article detailing Turkmenistan in Exhibition Three Part 1)
Its great to have a site where questions,ideas etc can be exchanged.