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Beshir Turkmen torba or germech.   44” x 17” (112 cm x 43 cm). The top edge was folded back and hemmed--- parts of this hem are now coming unstitched.   ...
Beshir Turkmen torba or germech.   44” x 17” (112 cm x 43 cm). The top edge was folded back and hemmed--- parts of this hem are now coming unstitched.   ...
Beshir Turkmen torba or germech.   44” x 17” (112 cm x 43 cm). The top edge was folded back and hemmed--- parts of this hem are now coming unstitched.   ...
Beshir Turkmen torba or germech.   44” x 17” (112 cm x 43 cm). The top edge was folded back and hemmed--- parts of this hem are now coming unstitched.   ...
Beshir Turkmen torba or germech.   44” x 17” (112 cm x 43 cm). The top edge was folded back and hemmed--- parts of this hem are now coming unstitched.   ...
Beshir Turkmen torba or germech.   44” x 17” (112 cm x 43 cm). The top edge was folded back and hemmed--- parts of this hem are now coming unstitched.   ...
Beshir Turkmen torba or germech.   44” x 17” (112 cm x 43 cm). The top edge was folded back and hemmed--- parts of this hem are now coming unstitched.   ...
Beshir Turkmen torba or germech.   44” x 17” (112 cm x 43 cm). The top edge was folded back and hemmed--- parts of this hem are now coming unstitched.   ...
Beshir Turkmen torba or germech. 44” x 17” (112 cm x 43 cm). The top edge was folded back and hemmed--- parts of this hem are now coming unstitched. The bottom edge shows some wear and fraying. Pile is low in the center, better toward the margins. There is a small hole (shows in images). a notch in one selvage. It has two narrow vertical lines of re-knotting, each just 2 to 3 columns of knots, along the inner margins of the side borders (should show in photos). I‘ve seen other similar examples of this, including some more complete examples that explain why. These have had the sides folded back to become part of a bag back, with a section of unrelated flatweave sewn in to complete the back and make a useable bag. The re-knotted lines are where wear occurred at the folded edges. This suggests that this was woven as a germech (it never had a flatweave back, as a torba would have). In addition, this one was woven from the top edge---the pile slopes upward---as is also the case in all recognized germechs, whereas torbas are normally woven from the bottom so the pile slopes downward
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