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Antique Yağcibedir chuval, Balikesir Area, Turkey, 19th century.

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

Lot: 95
Yagcibedir Cuval This storage bag from the Bergama region is a weaving by the Yagcibedir tribe. The face shows brocaded red and dark blue diamonds outlined in white. The foundation is brown goat hair. – Fully preserved, good condition.
Origin: North West Anatolia, Bergama region
Dimensions: 108 x 68 cm
Age: Early 20th century
Estimate: 480.00 €
Literature: PINKWART, DORIS & STEINER, ELISABETH, Bergama Çuvallari. Wesel 1991, pl. 7