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Engsi (“Doorway to Paradise”)
  • Yomut Tribe
  • Engsi (“Doorway to Paradise”), 1880–1900?
  • Where object was made: Central Asia (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan)
  • wool, natural dyes
  • Object Length/Width: 152.4 x 124.46 cm
    Object Length/Width: 60 x 49 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0814

Rug (Beshir Hatchli) with four rectangles in the center. The two rectangles on the left are smaller (about two-thirds the size) than those on the right. There are tree (tree of life) motifs inside them and geometric borders on all four sides. Brownish red colors predominate. Thee is a zigzag band on the left side with green, red, brown, and white.