|Subject||:||More Yomud Open Top Palmettes|
|Author||:||John Howe mailto:%email@example.com|
|Date||:||07-21-2001 on 10:40 a.m.|
|I've been looking at a contemporary weaving at my feet today and
realized suddenly that it is an effort to copy a Yomut design that also
has "open-top" palmettes in it.
Consulting my copy of Uwe Jourdan's "Turkoman," I found that my contemporary piece is a close copy of the "jewelry" asmalyk that is Plate 193. This piece has "open-top" palmettes in the field. Date estimated at 18th century.
Across the page is another asmalyk with both jewelry and a wedding procession at the top and what may be two different varieties of "open-top" palmette in the field. One seems upside down.
Apparently, used quite widely in different varieties. I shared an image of a white ground Uzbek piece with Daniel recently that also seems to have something similar used as its major field device.
R. John Howe