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A Yomut asmalyk, West Turkestan
with a naively drawn but rare depiction of a wedding procession, including the bridal camel with kejebe, two mounted horsemen, another camel in dark indigo, a figure with headress (?), and multiple small animals probably representing dogs and sheep
approximately 69 by 123 cm., 2ft. 3in; 4ft
second half 19th century
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Catalogue Note

For a discussion of the Turkman wedding customs, see Pinner, Robert, The Turkman Wedding, Hali, September 1998, pp.104-107, which illustrates a Yomut asmalyk with camel train, and related trellis field,  Peter Hofmeister Collection. Two further similar asmalyk are illustrated in Auction Reports, Hali Summer 1978, p.198 and Hali Issue 173, p.115.

Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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