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A CAIRENE RUG
OTTOMAN EGYPT, LATE 16TH OR EARLY 17TH CENTURY

Price Realized
41,125 ($59,755)

Sale Information
SALE 6423
DAVIDE HALEVIM: MAGNIFICENT CARPETS & TAPESTRIES
14 February 2001
London, King Street

Lot Description
A CAIRENE RUG
OTTOMAN EGYPT, LATE 16TH OR EARLY 17TH CENTURY
The shaded tomato-red field with palmettes and rosettes issuing angular floral sprays and saz leaves around a rosette centrepiece, in a shaded tomato-red border of polychrome palmettes and and angular flowering vine flanked by serrated leaves between flowerhead stripes, outer reciprocal skittle-pattern stripe, scattered areas of repiling
6ft.5in. x 5ft.8in. (195cm. x 172cm.)

Lot Notes
The present rug is a small version of a design which was a times woven in sizes up to 10m long (Christie's, London, 13 April 2000, lot 176). Typical of this later phase of production are the long curving leaves which curl back over themselves forming large long panels, combined with the looser weave. For other Cairene rugs in the sale see lots 25 and 54; the footnote to the second of these gives a fuller discussion of the group.