ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles

1. 
niche rug

east central anatolia
before 1800
cm 87 x 158 (2'10" x 5'2")


Notes: symmetrical knot on a wool foundation
A rare and unusual village rug with a niche design on a yellow background, the niche created by simple lines that carve into a coral red field, skilfully punctuated by eight-petaled rosettes both inside the niche and flanking it near its cusp. An interesting crescendo rhythm is adopted for the border, culminating in a sort of canopy of lozenges highlighted by the oxidation of the brown wool, reminding us of the shape of thekapunuk trappings of the Turkmen tribes.

 




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