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This book has been published as an edition limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the authors. The publication awaited since 1986 contains the articles by Annette & Volker Rautenstengel concerning the differentiation of the main carpets and smaller pile weave pieces from “Eagle”-göl groups I, II and III in the enlarged German version and its English translation as well as the article by Siawosch U. Azadi on the subject of the ethnographical attribution of the “classical” and “post-classical” carpets of the “Eagle”-göl groups I and III to the Göklan. -
The articles summarize both the present data based on the analysis of the structural and ornamental compositions of the material culture of the Turkmen under discussion here and an abundance of findings and facts concerning the historical background and ethnographical context of the cultural development of certain nomadic Turkmen tribes from the western regions of Turkestan. Illustrations and structural data provide a documentation of all main carpets and smaller pile weave pieces known and accessible at the time in “Eagle”-göl groups I, II and III, the fascinating beauty rarity and considerable age of which not only aroused the interest of connoisseurs, impressed collectors and triggered a feverish hunting amongst the dealers of the last decades but also place these specimen in the category of the most important and possibly earliest carpets of the Turkmen.
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