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419 Detail One
Title:
Anatolian Rug Fragment Eskisehir - Afyon Region
Size:
53” x 68”
Circa:
1880
Cat. #:
419
Description:

This design was clearly a popular one in nineteenth century Anatolia (Turkey).

 

The base design typically consists of concentric saw-tooth edged lozenges done in a flat-weave kilim.

 

The significance and rarity of the Herat piece is found in the manner in which it deviates from the more common examples.

First, this example is done in pile rather than slit-tapestry or a plain weave.

Secondly, the weaver choice to employ 'box' forms rather than the more common saw-tooth lozenges.

Outstanding design balance is achieved by the skillful use of composition and color.

The colors are from natural dye sources and are exceptional in their strength and clarity.

Condition:

Fragmented as shown. The surviving portion was carefully washed, conserved and professionally mounted.

 

Most of the surviving pile is in good condition with minimum oxidation. The pile wool is thick and surprisingly soft.

 

In the lower portion of the rug there is scattered oxidation of some of the dark colors.

Structure:
Warps:
Wool, natural, primarily hand-spun ivory and some light brown.
   
Wefts:
Wool, shades of natural brown, 3-5 wefts between each row of knots.
   
Knots:
Symmetrical.
   
Sides:
Almost all the side construction has been lost with one exception. There is a 1.5" portion of what appears to be a three cord selvedge along one side.
   
Ends:
A 32" portion of plain weave has survived at the bottom.
Price:
On Request
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