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Antique Erzincan Yörük rug, Eastern Anatolia, Turkey, 19th century. 

Lot: 94
Yörük - Like the comparative example in the Sivas museum (described as "Erzincan"), this piece has a field divided into three box-shaped sections, each containing a large cross design. Finely woven, with a high pile of glossy wool and brilliant colours, this rug is a typical example of nomad weavings from East Anatolia. It may be the product of a Kurdish tribal group. In good overall condition, the original selvedges have been repaired in places, slight signs of wear in the pile and small repiled areas.
Origin: East Anatolia
Dimensions: 206 x 124 cm
Age: Mid 19th century
Estimate: 7,500.00
Literature: TURKISH REPUBLIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM (publ.), Turkish Handwoven Carpets. Catalog No: 5. Ankara 1995, no. 546

Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles
Major Autumn Auction

Auction date: Saturday 04. December 2010