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Central Anatolian jijim, Konya-Obruk region, 141 x 158 cm, mid-19th century, or earlier. The rare yellow field is covered with a diverse range of brocaded geometric motifs interspersed between a series of stepped, ascending arches. There are small motifs in white cotton to provide contrast and enliven the palette. Published: Turkish Flat Weaves, Ziemba, Akatay & Schwartz, p. 78, plate 31, and Oriental Rugs from Atlantic Collections, p 53.


Dennis Dodds Collection