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Antique Karakeçili rug, Balikesir-Bergama Area, Turkey, 19th century.

Lot: 119
Karakecili The Karakecili tribe inhabits the mountainous hinterland of the Bergama region. Its knotted rugs, often woven in large formats, are always dark in colour scheme. This remarkable, very well-preserved example showing a rather rare composition of two huge interlocked diamonds was published by Bausback in 1987. The brilliant white frame separating the field from the wide border section is the defining feature of the rug.
Origin: North West Anatolia, Bergama region
Dimensions: 240 x 189 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 7,000.00 €
Literature: NEUGEBAUER, RUDOLF & TROLL, SIEGFRIED, Handbuch der orientalischen Teppichkunde. Leipzig 1930, pl. 123

Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 19. May 2012
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles