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Antique Konya rug, Central Anatolia, Turkey, 18th century.


Major Autumn Auction
Auction date: Saturday 24. November 2012
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 74
Konya - Displaying a yellow field and wide yellow elems, this small-format rug woven in the Konya region belongs to the yellow-ground Konya group, a term coined by Friedrich Spuhler that has gained currency since publication of the Orient Stars Collection. A large, free-standing cross with a deep aubergine ground has been placed at the centre of the field while the spandrels are accentuated by triangles decorated with inner hooks. The border design consists of crosses with scrolled outlines, while each elem shows five huge, frieze-like arrowheads. The carpet is very coarsely woven on a thin, firmly twisted wool warp, with many wefts inserted between the rows of knots. Only a very few originals of this rare type have survived. Signs of age and wear, several holes, heavily corroded brown. Both ends have been edged in fabric.
Origin: Central Anatolia
Dimensions: 172 x 114 cm
Age: 18th century
Estimate: 25,000.00