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Is this an antique tribal bohkara rug?
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#1 Posted : Tuesday, August 01, 2017 5:42:14 PM(UTC)
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Hello,

It is around 4'x6', but not exactly. It seems to be hand-woven and has a wool foundation, but correct me if I'm wrong.

The main brown background has purple in some spots. Perhaps the purple faded to brown? Does this indicate a vegetable dye?
On the back you can see much more of the once vibrant colors. There is even a pale lime green band before the fringe starts (only visible form the back).

1. Would this be classified as a "vintage tribal nomads/villagers bohkara"? Maybe a Yomud Bokhara because of the Greek cross-like pattern in the gul?
2. Is it Turkish (Turkoman)?
3. Which region/city could it be from?
4. Approximately how old is it?
5. Is it a "wedding" rug?
6. What would be a reasonable asking price?

Thank you for your time and help!
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#2 Posted : Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:08:15 AM(UTC)
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I think its an Afghan rug and about 20 years old
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#3 Posted : Monday, August 14, 2017 1:33:49 PM(UTC)
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Thank you Sharafi & Co. You think it's from the 1990's? What about it identifies it as Afghan? I'm not doubting, just curious so I can learn. Thanks again!
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:47:58 AM(UTC)
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For me its the colour, fringes, design and the weave.
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wildcat on 8/16/2017(UTC)
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, August 16, 2017 9:01:25 AM(UTC)
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Sharafi & Co, thank you for your thoughts and explanation. I greatly appreciate your time and expertise. :)
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#6 Posted : Monday, August 21, 2017 8:31:53 AM(UTC)
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Agree with Sharafi,
Afghan, northern part, colors could be Hazara.
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