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Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 28. May 2011
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 217
Yüncü Kilim This flatwoven cover by the Yüncü tribe from the mountainous hinterland of the Bergama region is more finely woven than usual and executed with particular care. The design of wide horizontal bands in brown, red, blue and white is accentuated by fine dividing stripes containing brocaded designs. The warps have been braided into plaits at both ends. – Partially restored sides, several small rewoven sections, otherwise in very good condition.
Origin: North West Anatolia, Bergama region
Dimensions: 220 x 160 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 1,900.00 €