Tekke Mafrash Rugs & Carpets

Examples of Tekke Mafrash Rugs & Carpets

A Tekke Turkmen Shallow Tent Bag (Mafrash) fragment.

Turkmenistan 19th century, Approximately 9 in. by 1 ft. by 8 in. (023 by 051 cm)

Lot 6
Sotheby’s Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets

New York Saturday 12/16/93

est. $800 – 1,200

Sold for $1,955

Provenance: The collection of Dr. and Mrs. Jon Thompso

Tekke Mafrash PRICE $ 875.00 (USD)
Size: 61 x 27 cm / 2’0 x 11″

Region: Central Asia – Turkmen – Tekke

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets – Bags and Trappings – Mafrash

Period / Date: 19th century – second half (1850 – 1899)

Materials: all wool

Structure / Technique: asymetric knot open to right

Comments On Condition: good, complete of its original back, but with shortened tassels

Full Description: A very nice small piece, finely woven in the so called ‘aina kotchak’ gul. All colours are natural dyes.

JBOC’s Notes:

Alberto Boralevi is one of the world’s great dealers and experts. This is an a very nice Teke Mafrash with the ‘aina kotchak’ Gul. This is not an exceptionally rare piece but it is well drawn and less crowded than later examples.

The Boralevi ‘aina kotchak’ Tekke Mafrash

Tekke mafrash six gul 2nd half 19th C. W&W lot 358
Tekke Turkmen mafrash,
Turkmenistan second half 19th century,
10in. x 1ft.10in. 0.26m. x 0.56m.
Slight overall wear, side elems cut, slight loss, damage and small stain to plain base elem. An attractive and comparatively rare six gul mafrash.

W – A Tekke mafrash, West Turkestan, circa 1890
London, Olympia 400—600 GBP Session 1
13 Nov 02 10:30 AM
Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium: 423 GBP
61 by 33cm., 2ft. by 1ft. 1in.