Yomut juval, with nine juval guls between cruciform secondary guls, ivory main border with 'dogashyk' motif, original flat woven back (part shown only), 76 x 118cm (bagface dimensions), £165.

Washed, some synthetic colours, lustrous wool pile.

Turkmen tribal rugs are a cetegory of oriental rugs and carpets which are avidly collected, especially in Germany.