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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.435
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Storage bag (chuval) face
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
rug
Date
19th century
Places
Creation Place: Central Asia, Turkmenistan
Culture
Turkmen
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/214516
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Warps: 2 S plied Z spun hard white undyed wool; one level. Weft: 1 Z spun brown undyed wool; 2 yarns per shoot. Pile: 2 S plied Z spun wool; small amount of silk. Pile colors: dark red, light red, dark, medium and light blue, bright yellow, small amounts of white and undyed brown. Magenta is silk. Knots: asymmetrical, open to the right. Knots per vertical decimeter: 100. Knots per horizontal decimeter: 47. Selvedges: both replaced, hand serged. Top end: 1/2 cm blue and 1/2 cm white tapestry weave, folded under and sewn in bright red. Bottom end: 1/2 cm red tapestry weave.
Technique
Woven with pile
Dimensions
81.28 x 124.46 cm (32 x 49 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. Harbourne W. Stuart in Memory of Her Husband, Harbourne W. Stuart
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.435
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Storage bag (chuval, joval) face, with compartment designs and a floral pile alem (end).

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