ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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yatak
konya area
central anatolia
circa 1860
cm 150 x 185 (4'11" x 6'1")


Notes: symmetrical knot on a wool foundation
From the Turkish for "bed", yataks are rugs of a squarish format with a low knot count, having loosely spun, long piled wool on a foundation characterized by a number of weft shoots. The magical tactile value of this type of rugs is closely connected to its specific construction. The design on this particular yatak is composed of four parallel rows of octagons containing a hooked framework, probably of early origin, seen also on a 14th century Florentine fresco (see K.Erdmann, Europa und der Orientteppich, Mainz, 1962, plate 12).

 



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