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A WEST ANATOLIAN RUG
PROBABLY BERGAMA DISTRICT, CIRCA 1800

Price Realized 7,170 ($11,114)

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000
($9,300 - $12,400)

Sale Information
SALE 6630
Christies ORIENTAL RUGS & CARPETS
17 October 2002
London, King Street

LOT NOTES
Lot Description
A WEST ANATOLIAN RUG
Probably Bergama district, circa 1800
The dusty red field with an overall ak su design of polychrome staggered hooked small panels, in an ivory border of meandering hooked polychrome vine between lemon-yellow zigzag and minor panelled chequered stripes, a few areas of wear, a couple of old repairs, selvages mostly rebound, crease line removed at one end, original kilim ends turned under
12ft.9in. x 5ft.8in. (390cm. x 173cm.)

Lot Notes
The field design of this long carpet is the aq su or "white water" design found on a number of Turkman smaller weavings but not normally associated with Turkey. The common ancestry has rarely had such an obvious artistic demonstration! A related carpet, dating from the seventeenth century or earlier, where the design motifs are further removed from the Turkman, arranged in strict columns and rows, is in Istanbul (Balpinar, Belkis and Hirsch, Udo: Carpets, Vakiflar Museum, Istanbul, Wesel, 1988, no.65, p.134, pl.pp.306-7).