The Turkmen Storage Bag

  • through November 15, 2020
  • de Young Museum, San Francisco
This small, focused exhibition showcases approximately nine storage bags representing five subgroups, taking advantage of the intimate space in the T. B. Walker Textile Education Gallery to present a refined selection of the finest examples of these portable storage bags. It also highlights the similarities and differences between the different groups' weaving techniques and rendition of the gül (flower) motif. The exhibition serves as an introduction of the varying styles to novices, while appealing to connoisseurs with prime examples both from different subgroups and from Bay Area collectors.
 
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Large storage bag (juval), face, 19th century. Turkmenistan, Central Asia, Turkmen, Salir tribe. Wool, silk, knotted pile (asymmetric knot, open left, medium degree warp depression, weave direction opposite that of design. 83.8 x 142. 2 centimeters.

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