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Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles
Major Autumn Auction
Auction date: Saturday 04. December 2010

Lot: 93
Kiz Bergama The double niche design of this small, square village rug, with a dark red central medallion enclosing a large cross motif and outlined in brilliant white flowers, follows the tradition of Transylvanian models. In Anatolia, this type is called "kiz" (girl) Bergama. This pretty example is more finely woven than the design would seem to indicate, appearing slightly blurred on account of the high pile. Very well preserved, with the original selvedges and striped kilim ends. A small hole in the bottom right-hand corner.
Origin: North West Anatolia
Dimensions: 106 x 102 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 1,900.00
Literature: HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche 6. Munich 1984, no. 10