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Antique Baku Khila Buta carpet in a dark blue ground

Code: BKXB02

Age: 1880-1890

: 160x370cm

Size (ft): 5'3"x12'1"

Structure: wool pile, wool warps (natural dark brown and ivory yarns twisted - "salt&pepper") and ivory wool wefts.

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Description: The dark indigo field with diagonal rows of alternately facing gracefully shaped floral boteh motifs which show skilled craftsmanship and flowerheads around three stepped light sky blue medallions containing polychrome flowerheads, the spandrels similar, in a border of polychrome boteh motifs between floral meander and diagonal baklava stripes. Good conditon.

Exquisite natural colors: celadon green, old periwinkle purple, medium blue, light sky blue, midnight blue, medium madder red, soft yellow, old gold yellow, tan, dark brown, ivory.

For similar examples, see:

https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2007/carpets-n08326/lot.61.html?locale=en - Sotheby's New York, 06 June 2007

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, inventory no: BK-1962-12

There is a small version of a Baku Khila Buta rug with the boteh motif border in the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Another small version from Ballard Collection (currently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) - https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/447468

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