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Complete Saryk (Salor?) tent band, Turkmenistan, mid 19th century, 45ft. 11in. x 1ft. 2in. Lot 69, Azadi Collection, Austrian Auction Company, 19th November, estimate: €8.000 – 12.000. The silk highlights and fine weave helps to date this band as an earlier example. While many bands have been cut up, the rarity of complete examples has now propelled these wedding dowry items to new heights with collectors. The tentative attribution to either Saryk or Salor show relate this band to the weaving groups considered to tribes associated with earlier weaving tradition.

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