Traditional Turkmen carpet-making art in Turkmenistan relates to the production of traditional Turkmen carpets and carpet products – beautifully ornamented, hand-woven woollen textile products. The carpets are dense in texture and ornamented with coloured patterns pertaining to one of the five main Turkmen tribes, serving as a sign of cultural identity. The context in which the carpet weaver lives – including local flora and fauna – is reflected in the carpet design. The carpets serve both as floor coverings and wall decorations, and special carpets are also woven for specific occasions.
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