Turkmen Tribal rugs
The Turkmen people live in present day Turkmenistan, Northeastern Iran, and Northwestern Afghanistan.
In the realm of tribal rugs, Turkmen pieces are possibly the most intensely studied and obsessively sought after. The Turkmen design pool was remarkably conservative and unchanging through generations of weavers. As a result, subtle differences in spacing, color, structure and design signify great differences in value and age. Where a beginning collector might pass over these differences, a seasoned expert marvels at them.