Royal Yomud Bokhara

4'6" x 2'7"

Royal Yomud Bokhara: 4'6" x 2'7"

Royal Yomud Bokhara: 4'6" x 2'7"
Royal Yomud Bokhara: 4'6" x 2'7"
Royal Yomud Bokhara: 4'6" x 2'7"
Royal Yomud Bokhara: 4'6" x 2'7"
Royal Yomud Bokhara: 4'6" x 2'7"
Royal Yomud Bokhara: 4'6" x 2'7"
Royal Yomud Bokhara: 4'6" x 2'7"
Royal Yomud Bokhara: 4'6" x 2'7"
NameRoyal Yomud Bokhara
Size in feet4'6" x 2'7"
Size in meters1.36 x 0.79
Pile (Fiber & Yarns Used)100% Pure Wool
Type of fabricationHand-knotted with Senneh knots (asymmetric)
Country Made InPakistan
Design OriginTurkoman
ConditionBrand new, one of a kind
Carpet IDH18040528
CUSTOM SIZES AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER
PLEASE CONTACT US Sizes are approximate. Photographs are not necessarily exact for color.
New rugs are of the highest quality in their category and are handpicked overseas by the Bashir family.

Overview

Vivid plum, shades of gold and ivory highlight this wonderfully warm-toned piece. Hand-knotted in pure wool by weavers in the Himalayan foothills, this brand-new Bokhara carpet features repeating patterns of intricate, diamond shaped guls on a violet field. Each diamond shape gul is a hidden symbol signifying women. Several layers of borders frame the symmetry of the center. Its design embodies the traditional aesthetic found in carpets from the Caucus region while its unusal color combination caters to the color palettes of contemporary decor.

Yomud Bokhara carpets (also known as Yomut or Yamut) are named after the Yomud tribes residing along the Caspian Sea and tend to feature warm-tone colors. Various vegetable and other natural dyes are used to produce the rug's rich colors. Atop their colors sit diamond shaped gul motifs with latched or serrated edges repeated in rows and columns. Their all-over design enhance any room with their pleasing symmetry.

A Brief History of Bokhara Rugs

Bokhara is a term widely used in the West to refer to carpets and rugs made by various Turkmen tribes of Central Asia. Their history dates back centuries. The Turkomans were situated to the north of what is now called Afghanistan. During the early 1900s, the name of Bukhara, a city in Uzbekistan, was given to these rugs. In fact, few Turkmen live in or around Bukhara, which has a population made up principally of Tajiks and Uzbeks. The Turkomans were an industrious people who would barter their trade for food, clothing, etc. As a result, their weavings would invariably show up in bazaars (a type of market) in cities such as Bukhara, hence the name. The city did serve as a transit point for some Turkmen rugs on their way to the West.

Bokharas are considered among the finest carpets in Afghanistan and Pakistan, distinguished by their extra fine knots and soft, silky touch. They are also popular worldwide due to their suitability to almost any space. Their octagonal guls are sometimes referred to by industry experts as the 'elephant's foot,' in reference to the elephants that would traditionally transport Mughal Empire royalty on their journeys. Other industry experts claim that it represents jewels resembling those that adorned the palace walls and crowns of Mughal royalty.

Today, such rugs are mainly produced in Pakistan and Iran. In Pakistan, they are mainly produced in a region around the city of Lahore. To view more Bokhara rugs, please visit our Bokhara Collection page.

Sources and inspiration: Bérinstain, Valérie, et al. L'art du tapis dans le monde (The art of carpets in the world). Paris: Mengès, 1996. Print.; Jerrehian Jr., Aram K.A. Oriental Rug Primer. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1980. Print.; Herbert, Janice Summers. Oriental Rugs, New York: Macmillan, 1982. Print.; Hackmack, Adolf. Chinese Carpets and Rugs, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle, 1980. Print. ; De Moubray, Amicia, and David Black. Carpets for the home, London: Laurence King Publishing, 1999. Print.; Jacobsen, Charles. Oriental Rugs A Complete Guide, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle, 1962. Print.; Bashir, S. (n.d.). Personal interview.; Web site sources and dates of consultation vary (to be confirmed). Without prejudice to official usage.

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