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EARLY OTTOMAN AND ANATOLIAN TURKMEN BEYLIKS PERIOD RUGS (XIV-XV CENTURIES)

 

Animal rug with star motifs, Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, XV century, Turkey or Caucasus (Nakhchican or Kazak / Karakoyunlu State)

"Dragon and Phoenix" rug, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum of Islamic Art (Museum für Islamische Kunst) / Georg Niedermeier Meier Meiser
 
Rug fragment with offset symmetrical knotting, 1400s, Turkey or Caucasus. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. NM 229/1939

Rug fragment with offset symmetrical knotting, 1400s, Turkey or Caucasus. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. NM 230/1939
 

The Marby rug, "Peacocks on either side of the Tree of Life", Turkey. XIV-XV century. Location: Museum of National Antiquities
Stockholm, Sweden (Statens Historiska Museum)
 




Early Anatolian Turkish rug, 15th century. Vakiflar Museum, Istanbul, inventory no: 1036.  

Early Turkish rug with birds design, 15th century, Turkey. Dimension: 108x215cm. Konya Mevlana Museum, inventory no: 841

A rug fragment with birds motifs, early 15th century (1400s), Turkey or Caucasus. Nationalmuseum (or National Museum of Fine Arts), Stockholm, Sweden. NM 228/1939

Early "Dragon and Phoenix" rug fragment, first half 15th century (radiocarbon dating), 48x66cm, Anatolia, Turkey. private collection, Italy.


"Dragon and Phoenix" rug fragment, late 15th century (radiocarbon dating), 17x32cm, Anatolia, Turkey. Museum der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland (gift of C.L.Burkhardt-Reinhart, 1958, no: 14953)



"Dragon and Phoenix" rug fragment, 15th century (radiocarbon dating-1432-1526), Anatolia, Turkey. Orient Stars Colection, Stuttgart


Late 14 or 15th century Anatolian rug fragment with animal figures and kilim features in offset knotting. Central or Western Anatolia, Turkey. Berlin - Museum of Islamic Arts

Early Anatolian Turkish rug with animal motif, 15-16th century. Vakiflar Museum, Istanbul

Animal rug fragment, 1300s, Turkey. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Provenance: Joseph Abemayor, Cairo, until 1927; sold to H.E. Winlock for MMA

Animal rug fragment, 14th century (or early 15th century), Turkey. Nationalmuseum (or National Museum of Fine Arts), Stockholm, Sweden. Size: 21x11.5cm. RKM 226/1939
 
 
 


 

Batári - Crivelli carpet fragment, Iparművészeti Múzeum, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, 15th century, Turkey

Early 'Crivelli' style Turkish carpet, was found at Sivrihisar (Eskishehir) Mosque, first half of the 15th century

Early 'Crivelli' style Turkish rug,  XV century. Orient Stars Collection. Dimension: 143 X 215 cm

'Crivelli' style historical Turkish rug, Vakiflar Museum, Turkey. Published "Teppiche", B. Balkinar & U.Hirsch, 14-15th centuries

'Crivelli' style historical Turkish rug

Para Mamluk carpet fragment, 15th or 16th century, Turkey. 45x98cm. The Texile Museum, Washington DC, inv. no: 7.21

Para-Mamluk carpet fragment, East Mediterranean region, Syria or southeast Anatolia, 15th century. 44x40cm. Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden. inv. no: 343
 

Para Mamluk rug, 15th or 16th century, Philadelphia Museum of Art, inv. no: 1955-65-2. Size: 125x178cm.  The Joseph Lees Williams Memorial Collection. published at Walter Denny «Anatolian Carpets»

Chehel Sutun Prayer rug, Tehran Carpet Musem, Size: 105x141cm.
   

Early Turkish rug fragment, 13-14th centuries. Keir Collection
 

Large Pattern Holbein Carpet, Museum fur Islamische Kunst, Berlin (no: I.5526). Size: 200x430cm 
 
 Large Pattern Holbein Carpet, 15th century, Turkey. ("San Gregoria Holbein"), Venice, Italy. currently in Moshe Tabibnia Collection
 

Large pattern Holbein carpet, 2nd half 15th century, Turkey. 118x132cm. Sion (Sitten),  Canton Valais, Switzerrland.




Early Anatolian Turkish rug fragment, 14-15th centuries. published  Jon Thompson, Milestones in the History of Carpets
Turkish rug fragment, late 15th century. Türk ve İslam Eserleri Müzesi. published at  "Turkish Carpets" by J. ITEN-MARITZ and Şerare Yetkin "Türk Halı Sanatı".
Early rug border fragment (kufic type), 13th–14th century, Rogers Fund, 53.124.6, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Early Anatolian "Cross Star Tile" Turkish carpet, 14th century. private collection, 228x543cm
Early Turkish carpet, 14-15th centuries. Bayrisches Nationalmuseum, Munich. mbn no: 10/294. 217x305cm

Early Turkish rug, 15th century, Turkey. 1400-1450 | The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar. 179x288cm
 

Early Anatolian Turkish rug (soumakh?) with Holbein medallion, 15-16th centuries. Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Early Turkish carpet, 15-16th centuries. Textile Museum, Washington. inv no: 1961.2.1. Size: 176x300cm

Published  Jon Thompson, Milestones in the History of Carpets, plate 142

15th century Paramamluk / Anatolian or Syrian rug. Formerly Bernheimer Collection. Currently, Berlin Museum


Early Turkish rug, 15th century, Anatolia, Turkey. Türk ve Islam Eserleri Müzesi, Istanbul, inventory no: 417

Early Turkish rug, 15th century, Anatolia, Turkey. Türk ve Islam Eserleri Müzesi, Istanbul, inventory no: 701

Early Turkish carpet, late 15, early 16th centuries. Philadelphia Museum of Art. inv no: 43.40.67. McIlhenny Collection

Fragment of a large pattern Holbein carpet, Anatolia, late 15th, early 16th century, Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
 



Rug fragment, 15th century, Turkey. The Röhss Museum of Arts and Crafts, Gothenburg. 40.5x40cm. RKM 322/1935

Early pile rug fragment, Anatolia. 1500-1600. Found in Fustat. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. NM 235/1939

Pile carpet fragment, Turkey. circa 1450-1500. Nationalmuseum (or National Museum of Fine Arts), Stockholm, Sweden. NM 44/1936

Rug fragment, 15th century, Turkey. Nationalmuseum (or National Museum of Fine Arts), Stockholm, Sweden (listed by Carl Johan Lamm, plate no: 24, "Carpet Fragments", Uddevalla, Sweden, 1985). Found in Fostat, Egypt. 21 x 33.5 cm. NM 230/1935

Early Turkish pile rug fragment, Anatolia. late XV century. Found in Fustat. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. NM 47/1936

Early pile rug fragment, Anatolia or Egypt. ~1300-1350. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. NM 229/1935
 
Early pile rug fragment, Anatolia, Syria or Egypt. ~1300-1400. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. NM 231/1939

Early pile rug fragment, Anatolia or Syria. 1300-1400. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. NM 225/1939
 

Early pile carpet fragment, Turkey. 1350-1410. Stockholm National Museet, Sweden. RKM 323/1935

Early rug fragment, Turkey. 15th century. Nationalmuseum, Sweden. NM 234/1939

Early Turkish pile rug fragment, Anatolia. XV century. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. NM 233/1939

14-15th century early Turkish rug fragment. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 

Early rug fragment, Turkey. 15th century. Stockholm National Museet. 23.5 x 13 cm. NM 46/1936

Early rug fragment, Turkey. 1350-1450. Stockholm National Museet. Size: 32 x 8.5 cm. NM 227/1939

Early pile carpet fragment, Turkey. circa 1300-1350. Stockholm National Museet. Size: 33 x 9.5 cm. NM 222/1939


15th century early Turkish rug fragment, Turkey. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Early pile carpet fragment, Turkey. 1300-1399. Stockholm National Museet. Size: 18 x 13.5 cm. NM 223/1939




Turkish pile carpet fragment in a dark purple ground, Turkey, probably mid 15th century. Stockholm National Museet, NM 40/1936

Turkish pile rug fragment in a dark purple ground, Turkey, 14th century. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. NM 224/1939

Early Anatolian Turkish rug fragment, 15-16th centuries. Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum

Early Turkish pile rug fragment, Anatolia. second half XV century. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. RKM 324/1935

Early Turkish pile rug fragment, Anatolia. second half XV century. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. NM 45/1936
   

Early Turkish rug fragment in a dark brown ground, XIV or maybe early XIV century. Late Seljuk Rum or Anatolian Turkmen Beyliks Period. Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, Istanbul, inv. no 299

Early pile carpet fragment, Turkey. circa 1275-1325. Stockholm National Museet. Size: 27.5 x 10.5 cm. NM 221/1939

Early Turkish rug fragment, Anatolia. ~1300-1350. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, RKM 321/1935

Early pile carpet fragment, Turkey. circa 1400-1475. Nationalmuseum (or National Museum of Fine Arts), Stockholm, Sweden. NM 41/1936


 

15th century Turkish saf prayer rug. Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi, Istanbul. inv. no: 744. 175x311 cm

Early Turkish saf prayer rug, 15th century, Central Anatolia, Turkey. Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi, Istanbul, inventory no: 720
 

Early Anatolian prayer rug, Christopher Andrews Collection. 127 x 170 cm

Fragment of multiple-niche, or saph, prayer rug, Anatolia, first half of 15th century. Washington, The Textile Museum
 




14th-15th century early Turkish rug with Holbein Gül, western Turkey. Vakiflar Carpet Museum (A305), Istanbul. 157 x 175cm.

 

14-15th centuries Turkish rug with Holbein Gül, western Turkey. Konya Ethnographic Museum (860-861-1033), Istanbul. 127 x 293cm.


Yellow ground rug with Interlaced Rosettes. late XV century, Turkey. Current Location: Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst
 
 

 




 

Keyhole Design Rug, West Anatolia, late 15th or early 16th century, 1.28 (or 1.38) x 2.27m (4'2" x 7' 5"). Cathedral of St. Catherine, Sion, Switzerland

'Bellini' re-entrant prayer rug, Anatolia or Caucasus, late 15th century, 115x147cm, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK. inv. no: T135-1911

Topkapi 'Bellini' Re-entrant Prayer Rug", late 15th or early 16th century, 125x192cm. Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, inv. no. 13/2043. 
published R.E. Mack "From Bazar
 





Anatolian rug fragment, 15th/16th century, published at Orient Stars. A carpet collection 1993, by Heinrich Kirchheim

Anatolian rug fragment, 15th/16th century, published at Orient Stars. A carpet collection 1993, by Heinrich Kirchheim, plate: 197

Anatolian rug fragment, 15th century, published at Orient Stars. A carpet collection 1993, by Heinrich Kirchheim, plate: 210

Levi Anatolisches Fragment Western Anatolia
 

  
 



15th-16th century early Turkish rug fragment with Memling G
ül, Turkey. H. Kircheim, Orient Stars 

Memling rug, fragment, Western Anatolia, 15th century. Iparművészeti Múzeum, Budapest
Accession Nr.: 14427

Early Turkish rug fragment, 15th century. Dimension: 71x75cm. Density: 36x36dm. Konya Mevlana Museum, inventory no: 1092