The pre-20th Century Tekke is among the most finely woven and sought after of all tribal rugs. The handle is supple. It falls over the hand like heavy velvet and the lustrous wool in mostly full pile condition.
A highly unusual feature is the way the striped "elem" panels are fully pile-woven. This makes this 2nd half 19th Century Tekke quite rare, unique even.
Relevant recent auction results:
Tekke Turkoman Main Carpet 235x195cms Vienna 24Oct20 Euros 16,250.
Tekke Turkoman Main Carpet 236x197cms Vienna 30Jan20 Euros 21,760.
Tekke main Rug 246x191cms Philadelphia USD 5,000.