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

Lot: 1
Karakecili The Karakecili tribe inhabited the mountainous hinterland of the Bergama region during the 18th and 19th centuries. The piece offered here is exemplary of their distinctive rugs. Generous in composition, woven in brilliant colours and with a cartouche border influenced by 17th century Transylvanian rugs, this Karakecili appears to be of great age. According to the consignor, the rug was acquired from Bernheimer, the Munich art dealer, prior to World War I and has been in the family’s possession ever since. Bausback published an almost identical comparative piece in 1978. – Heavily damaged, large old repiled sections. Several holes and missing sections; the sides have been cut and reselvedged.
Origin: North West Anatolia, Bergama region
Dimensions: 266 x 200 cm
Age: Early 19th century
Estimate: 1,000.00 €
Literature: BAUSBACK, PETER, Anatolische Knüpfteppiche aus vier Jahrhunderten. Mannheim 1978, pl. p. 39

Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 25. May 2013
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles