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Antique Kütahya yastik rug, Western Anatolia, Turkey, 19th century

Lot: 75
Kütahya Yatak Seeing that sleeping rugs (yatak) were made for home use and subject to a great deal of wear in everyday life, the good condition of this splendidly coloured example from a village in the Kütahya region is remarkable. Red, white, azure, light green and aubergine rectangles have been arranged in a design of rows on the golden yellow field, interspersed with small, white, stepped polygons. Another example of this rare group is a fragment in the Prammer Collection, exhibited in the Municipal Museum of Graz in 2001. – Full pile preserved, original sides, both end finishes somewhat damaged.
Origin: West Anatolia
Size: 220 x 164 cm
Age: Ca. 1800
Estimate: 38.000,00 €
Literature: DIENES, GERHARD M. & REINISCH, HELMUT, 2001 und 1e Nacht. Teppiche und Textilien aus Privatsammlungen. (Exhibition at the Municipal Museum, Graz). Graz 2001, no. 171

Major Autumn Auction

Auction date: Saturday 05. December 2009
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles