I did an instagram reel all about the history of this unique piece! Watch it here. This is a spectacular Turkmen Tekke chuval from the 1800s 😮 A chuval was a bag or suitcase of sorts that hung from the walls of the Turkmen tribe's tents. These beautiful bags held their belongings. This is actually what’s called the “bag face” or the hand knotted decorative front of the chuval. The backing has long been removed. This collector's piece would be perfect for hanging on the wall - a nod to its original placement as a wall hanging. It also is fantastic as a rug!