Posted by Yon Bard on April 25, 1999 at 18:22:39:
In Reply to: A Stretch on Aesthetics? posted by Irwin Kirsch on April 25, 1999 at 12:28:49:
: Dear Friends,
: While I know very little about Turkmen weavings, looking at the design of the Tekke juval conjured up some similarities of the Kazak Karachopf Medallian. The shapes are similar and the 2-1-2 pattern of the Kazak, related to the Turkish large Holbein pattern, could have been adopted in the Tekke piece.
: I have also seen similar borders in Kazak and Turkmen weavings, in particular the kotchak (ram's horn) small motiff which has been stylized to look like a double (inverted) block "T".
: Am I reaching in these analogies?
There are certainly many motifs common to the Turkmen and other groups. For example, the mafrash panel illustrated by Steve has the Syrga motif, quite common in Yomud weavings. Similarly, the Turkmen share the kochanak and running dog motifs with other groups, and one could list many others.
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