Yellow ground ‘Konya’ carpets are thought to have been made along a line stretching from west to
east between Konya, Aksaray and Nevsehir.
As non-commercial, utilitarian weavings these carpets were usually in distressed condition when they appeared in the West.
This 18th century fragment is the upper one-half or one-third of the carpet.
It is historically and aesthetically significant due to the very rare design variant of the border.
The variant has been imaginatively interpreted as essentially floral with stylized pairs of leaves flanking large, angular rosettes.
Stepped diamond forms and tiny, secondary rosettes further the floral theme.
Although visually complex the field design achieves a sophisticated and pleasing unity of composition with its border.
This is accomplished by a thoughtful use of color and a skilled utilization of both primary and secondary motifs.
The carpet has been professionally mounted.
Condition: The carpet is obviously a fragment. However, the surviving pile is mostly in good condition.