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Major Spring Auction

Auction date: Saturday 29. May 2010

Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 91
“The design of this sadly incomplete rug could be described as naive. I might have been able to do it proper justice were it not at the end of fifty examples in what must surely be the most comprehensive collection of such rugs.”

This tile-like pattern of diamonds quartered into four colour sections, and arranged point-to-point, produces interesting reciprocal effects: when concentrating on the central axis, one sees red cruciforms placed at an angle. The comparatively broad free spaces on the sides of the field have been decorated with tiny polygons and amulet by the weaver. The miniature format leads us to assume that the item is a “yastik”.
Origin: Central Anatolia
Size: 173 x 96 cm
Age: Early 19th century