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Antique Turkmen Ersari kapunuk (gapylyk) with curled leaf motifs, circa 1900, Northern Afghanistan.

Code: ESKP01

Size: 88x150cm

Size (ft): 2'10"x4'11"

Description: Kapunuks are a U-shaped decorative textile with tassels and attached ropes hung inside the tent's doorway. It was intended to encircle a door frame, offering an inner ornamental entry to the traditional circular Turkmen tent known as a chadyr or yurt. Kapunuks were also used to decorate the kejebe (bridal litter) during the wedding procession.

CF: Uwe Jordan, Oriental Rugs, Volume 5, Turkoman, plate 275

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