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".