Turkmenistan Yomud, Yomut, Youmud, Youmut, Jamoud Bokhara, Bochara Yomud-, and Bokhara-carpets
Carpet production is not a new phenomenon in this area, with the tradition dating back hundreds of years. The Venetian explorer Marco Polo wrote enthusiastically about the fine, hand-knotted carpets that he had seen in this area. Many different carpets are being made here, and by many different nomadic tribes. Common to them all is the dominant red colour, which appears in many nuances. Bochara is a common carpet name, but it does not always mean that the carpets were knotted in that town.
The patterns are often a tarantula pattern or one or more rows of octagons, also called roses (Güll). The contrast colours to the red ground colour consist of black, indigo or beige. The carpets are knotted on a horizontal loom, with good quality wool and a density of 15,000-46,000 knots per ft2.
You are reading an extract from the book ‘Oriental Carpets, Knottet with Love’ by Martin Munkholm.
This extensive book about all that is carpets can be borrowed in Danish libraries or be bought following this link: http://www.belle-rugs.dk/dk/ekspertise/taeppebog/
The book is published by Muusmann Forlag.
For more info: muusmann-forlag.dk
You can find our selection of Bochara carpets underneath.