Turkmen 

Turkmen

The Afghan Turkmen Rug.

The Turkmen of Afghanistan inhabit the North border of Afghanistan from Kunduz in the East to Herat in the West and have lived here for centuries. Of these Turkmen most are from the Ersari tribe who originate from South East Turkmenistan, other tribes are the Tekke, Yomund, Saruq and Salar but they are in much smaller numbers. All these tribes weave rugs with the Ersaris producing their famous red and indigo Fil Pai or Elephants foot design carpets in all sizes. The wool is from the Karaquoal sheep a breed originally from Turkmenistan.

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