East Anatolia, 19th century
155 x 115 cm (5’ 1” x 3’ 9”)
Condition: used, low pile, foundation partially visible, all four sides incomplete, some tears and holes, corroded brown
warp: wool, weft: wool, pile: wool
This small carpet has characteristics associated with nomadic rugs from Anatolia: the wool foundation, multiple changes in the depth of colours, a mixture of motifs drawn from around Anatolian village traditions and a multitude of small filler motifs throughout the field and borders, as well as the addition of small eyes on the hooks around the medallion that transform them into birds heads. The light blue and light green suggest an origin in the eastern part of Anatolia.
Estimate: € 1500 - 2200