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Lot 26
Sotheby's Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets
New York 5/12/1987
Est. $8,000 10,000

Bergama Rug. West Anatolia, Circa 1850

Warp: Wool, Z2S ivory, gray- ivory.
Weft: Wool, 5 6 shoots, Z1 red.
Pile: Wool, symmetrical knot.
Density: 5 - 5 1/5 H 7 9 V
Sides: Right side 3 cords of 2 warps each, flat, mostly blue, some bands of white, reds, dark blues, left side, 4 cords2 cords each, Flat alternating bands of medium to dark
blue and red
Ends: Upper 3 inch, red kilim, warp fringe. Lower 5-inch red kilim with some red, white, blue, and black, sumac decoration.
Size: 6 ft. 5 in. by 5 ft. 2 in. (1.98 by 1.35 m.)
Colors: Madder red, persimmon, royal blue, medium to dark azure, white, black.