REPRODUCED COURTESY OF NOMADIC RUG TRADERS. – TAASA Review December 2012

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This article was originally found in the December 2012 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 21, Issue 4, Page 19).

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Most Yomut weavings are of cut pile construction, with a foundation of undyed goat hair or wool warps and two shots of coloured wool wefts (usually grey, brown or pink) or light brown camel hair between each row of knots.

While symmetrical knots are more commonly found in Yomut weavings, asymmetrical knots are also used.

As well as these structural characteristics, colour and design help to distinguish Yomut weaving from those of other Turkmen...