Chodor Torba Rugs
Turkmen Chodor Torba Rugs & Carpets
Chodor Torba rare white ground curled leaf design, c.1890
Origin: North Turkestan, circa 1890
Size: 130cm. by 41cm., 4ft. 4in. by 1ft. 4in.
Description: A rare design for a chodor trapping of curled leaves on a white ground.
Chodor Torba Fragment
Size: 42cm(H) x 139cm(W) / 1’5″(H) x 4’7″(W)
Region: Central Asia, Turkmen
Period / Date: Mid-19th century (1834 – 1866)
Materials: Wool, camel, and cotton
Structure / Technique: Pile, asymmetrical open right on depressed warps
Comments On Condition: Pile is good but most of sides and ends are missing. There is a vertical split near one corner.
Full Description: Very good colors for genre. Great scale.
Chodor Torba, Mid-19th Century
Origin: North Turkestan, mid-19th century
Size: 135 by 46cm., 4ft. 5in by 1ft. 6in.
Description: Note the yellow silk highlights.
Chaudur Turkmen Camel Decoration
Origin: Used in the Wedding Procession (Kejebelik), Turkmenistan, 19th century
Size: 2ft. 2 in. by 5ft. 6 in. (0.66 m. by 1.68 m.)
Warp: Wool, Z2S, natural brown
Weft: Wool, Z2S, 2 shoots, natural camel
Pile: Wool, 2Z, asymmetrical knot open to the right
Density: 8-9 horizontal, 14-15 vertical
Sides: 2 cords overcast in purple wool, each cord a pair of warps
Ends: Camel-colored kilim hemmed and sewn
Colors: Purple, rust red, dark blue, light blue, blue-green, golden yellow, ivory, walnut
Notes: Small repiled area on upper border, minor repiled area on lower edge, minor repairs to selvage.
There is a group of Turkmen weavings with Chaudur design and beautiful rich colors, all old. They are so much better made than the later pieces that they seem almost to have been woven by someone else – which may well be the case. Indeed this piece has no white cotton in the wefts, instead it has very soft, natural brown wool wefts, possibly camel hair.
Chaudur (Chodor) Turkmen Shallow Tent-Bag (Torba)
Origin: Turkmenistan, 19th century
Size: 1 ft. 4 in. by 3 ft. 3 in. (0.41 m. by 0.99 m.)
Notes: Repaired slits, partial sides borders, overcast sides, repaired holes in the top edge.
The Chaudur (Chodor) produced a great quantity of functional and rather badly woven bags and carpets. Occasionally one comes across a piece with that sparkle found in the best weavings of the other tribes. This little piece has good color and is well-made.