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ORIENTAL RUGS DICTIONARY

Yomut Asmalyk

 

Ceremonial Asmalyk camel flank panels, woven as part of a bride's dowry, frequently feature a white field.  Several different guls were used, either by sub tribes who are as yet unidentified, or as variations on the Yomut main gul.  A bird motif , like a flying eagle, is common, and in 19 Century border patterns there is also a "running dog" motif, known to the Yomut as a "married woman's finger".