170 x 124 cm // 5ft 7" x 4ft
In Turkmen culture 'Ensi' rugs served as a door entrance covering for the yurt felt tent marked by its directional design. Not for every day purpose so the rug would have been brought out for some special occasion e.g. betrothal or special guest. After Soviet and English contact these became made commercially for the bazaar in increased sizes. Our authentic example here comes from an earlier period and was intended for its original purpose.
In a poor and ragged condition we have examined the rug and as yet not yet come up with a plan of conservation thus the rug is offered as found ( AF )
• mid 19th cent