The Torba Section of the Guide to the Yomut
The Cocoon Yomud Torba
Size: 61 x 31 cm
The Louw Yomud Torba
Age: Third quarter 19th century.
Condition: Good, with a few expert repairs, and a small (approx. 6cm x 8cm) re-woven square in bottom right corner.
Size: 1.22m x 0.43m
Structure: Double wefted, 2450 symmetrical (Turkish) knots per dm². Vertical – 7/cm, Horizontal 3.5/cm. Ratio 1:2.
Warp: Goats Hair, Z2S. Weft: red wool, double stranded, cant see how plied.
Colors: 7. Dark brown/maroon, light brown, red, turquoise, black, light ivory/white; creamy ivory/yellow (last two clearly different, not from fading, look at the tuning forks at the end of the minor gul for this).
Design: The main field consists of twelve “torba guls”, arranged in four rows of three. Particularly beautiful are the clear drawing and use of turquoise in the center of eight of the guls.
The secondary gul used in the field is unusual, and points to the tremendous diversity within linguistic/cultural groupings such as the Yomud. The arrangement of the secondary guls suggests an infinite repeat.
The main border consists of a sequence of stylized shrubs, each drawn within a square skirt with, alternatively, a red, dark brown, or red base.
Antique Yomut Family Torba with Rare Asmalyk Design
Size: 38.1cm(H) x 86.4cm(W) / 1’3″(H) x 2’10″(W)
Region: Central Asia, Turkmen Yomut
Item Type: Rugs and Carpets
Period / Date: 19th century (1850 – 1875)
Other Colours: aubergine, ivory, midnight blue, blue green, madder red, yellow
Structure / Technique: symmetric knots, 9H X 19V
Comments On Condition: Full, dense pile, mostly original selveges with some sections re-wrapped, small pale blue stain in warp finish at bottom.
Yomut torba circa 1890
Measurements:106cm by 41cm., 3ft. 6in. by 1ft. 4in
117 x 53cm.