Impressive antique Beshir carpet. This carpet takes many motifs known from generations prior within the repertoire of Turkmen weaving ornament but borrows heavily from the more Perisianate traditions of sedentary Central Asia. The result is a distinct and pleasing synthesis of tribal and sedentary traditions which is inherently Central Asian. It has high quality wool with a lovely sheen and deep natural dye colours. One end has been rewoven by about 5cm and the other end by about 10cm, with some small areas of repiling in the filed, to a very high standard.