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Antique Karakeçili kilim, Balikesir-Bergama Area, Turkey, 1st half 19th century.

Lot: 221
Karakecili Kilim Half of a kilim that once consisted of two panels, woven by the Karakecili Yörük in the mountainous Balekesir region east of Bergama. Due to continuous reciprocal effects and colour distribution, the design of large motifs decorated with scrolled hooks appears confusingly complex and reads less clearly than comparable Karakecili kilims. This may be an indication for an earlier date – an assumption supported by the rich palette and the superb quality of the colours. – Corroded brown, signs of age and wear. Backed with fabric.
Origin: North West Anatolia, Balikesir region
Dimensions: 262 x 91 cm
Age: First half 19th century
Estimate: 1,600.00 €
Literature: BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Flatweaves of the Vakilflar Museum Istanbul. Flachgewebe des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1982, pl. 48 *** PLÖTZE, KARL-MICHAEL, Welt der Kelims. Barsinghausen 2001, nos. 74, 74 and 78

Major Autumn Auction
Auction date: Saturday 24. November 2012
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles