Turkumen small tribal rug.

The Turkomans, a significant ethnic group in Central Asia, speak a language within the broader Turkic language family, spanning from Mongolia to Turkey. One of their ancient customs is carpet weaving.

In this tradition, each family incorporates their unique emblem into the rugs they weave. What makes this practice distinctive is that weavers don't rely on predefined patterns. Instead, they use a family song that employs numbers and colours to guide the weaving process. These songs have been passed down through generations and can be centuries old.

This remarkable tradition intertwines singing and weaving, resulting in rugs that beautifully reflect this unique practice.