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Lot: 46
Ottoman Kilim This kilim, with an octagonal central medallion in a midnight blue field covered in flowers, yellow spandrels, a yellow vine border and a wide, white-ground outer border decorated with small, green floral motifs, was probably woven in a specialised workshop in the Ushak region. Coarse kilims of this kind, with a firm structure and simple designs in the Ottoman style, were reportedly used in the tents of the commanding pashas during their frequent military campaigns. Several minor repairs, remarkably good overall condition. Backed with fabric.
Origin: West Anatolia, Ushak region
Dimensions: 362 x 257 cm
Age: 18th century
Estimate: 46,000.00

Major Spring Auction

Auction date: Saturday 25. May 2013
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles