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Antique Melas (Milas) prayer rug

Code: MLSP01

Age: circa 1870

: 113x158cm

Size (ft): 3'9"x5'2"

Structure: wool pile, ivory wool warps and dark red wool wefts.

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Description: Prayer rugs or "seccade" carpets were among the most popular rugs woven in Anatolia. Common features are the characteristic niche design evoking the mihrab or prayer niche and the smaller size that makes such carpets suitable for individual use. Departing from classical Ottoman court carpets, distinct designs and styles were created over time in villages and smaller towns of Anatolia, explaining the existence of a variety of types. This example from Milas in western Turkey shows a stylized niche with an arch shaped into a lozenge and a small notch atop the niche, as well a distinct color palette that uses a pale eggplant color in contrast to the more.

previously sold at Sotheby's Textiles, Rugs and Carpets from the Collections of Bergi Andonian and Joseph W. Fell, New York (19 May 2011, lot 72)

For a very similar example, see The James F. Ballard Collection, inv no:22.100.24, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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