ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART II
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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central anatolia
central anatolia
first half 19th century
270 x 142 cm (8'10" x 4'9")


Notes: symmetrically knotted wool pile on a wool foundation
Carpets characterised by this elongated format and decorated with rows of octagons and blossoming stylised tulips are generally ascribed to the Ladik area, where the design finds inspiration from standard patterns found in Ottoman art. This rare example is unique among Mujur rugs in that these are typically distinguished by a niche design and particularly by a tile-like border similar to the one seen here. The luminous palette, highlighted by an abundant use of saffron yellow and a precious aubergine, is typical of Anatolian rugs from the first part of the nineteenth century.
Published: E. Concaro, A. Levi, Sovrani Tappeti - Il tappeto orientale dal XV al XIX secolo (Milan 1999), plate 36: 58.

 



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