"Turkmenistan a Magic Carpet ride" Top 5 Page for this destination Turkmenistan by Ekahau
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The flag shows the five parts of the country of Turkmenistan with each of the carpet patterns of the five Tribes.
"Water is a Turkmen's life, a horse is his wings, and a carpet is his soul." In 8 trips to Turkmenistan starting in 1991 a week after its independence from the USSR I had the chance to meet the Turkmen see and buy their wonderful carpets and share their “Water of Life”. Turkmenistan has a rich history it is where the Nissa the capital of the Parthian Empire the other empire at the time of Rome. It has the ruins of Marv the largest city in the world in the middle ages.
The five traditional designs that repesent the 5 major “tribes form part of the country's state emblem and flag along with their house - the famous Akhal-Teke horse Turkmen tribes are Teke (Tekke), Yomut (Yomud), Arsary (Ersary), Chowdur (Choudur), Saryk (Saryq), Salyr (Salor). For people that really know and love carpets this names really mean something as they are the names of some of the world’s best carpets. Just try typing one of these names in google see what you see beautiful carpets.
The history of Turkmenistan is the really the history of the Persian, Parthian and Selucid empires.
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