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Rippon Boswell Rare Carpets & Textiles
Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009

Lot: 90
Bergama Prayer Rug A red-ground prayer rug with a white blossom at the centre, two stylised trees along the central axis, four grey-green amulets at the sides, and a white-and-green band surrounding the field, shaped as a prayer arch at the top. The black-ground border holds a geometric vine with abstract animals and flowers. Although greatly simplified, this composition is still in the tradition of much older precursors made in the 16th century, for instance the "Bellini" type. Use of designs based on traditional models is a characteristic phenomenon of the Bergama region. Most of the corroded black sections have been rewoven, various restored areas in the field.
Origin: North West Anatolia
Size: 126 x 104 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 1.800,00