Tekke Rugs – In the second half of the 19th Century, the Tekke tribe was one of the most influential of all of the Turkoman tribes. A prolific group of artisans, the Tekke boasted some of the finest weavers in the region, and were widely known for their especially refined weaving skills. Because they were responsible for weaving such a large variety of items, the rugs woven by the Tekke tribe differ in every imaginable wa, and include examples from an impressive range of sizes and shapes. Despite this unusually large range in appearance, however, there are certain elements that are manifest in almost all examples. For instance, Tekke rugs use an asymmetric knot that opens to the left.