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Bausback Western Anatolian "Transylvanian" small medallion rug, based on the 17th century "Transylvanian" rug from the Peter Bausback Collection

Code: BWASMU02

Size: 129x145cm

Size (ft): 4'2"x4'9"

Area: 1.87 m2

Colors: ivory, red, medium blue, yellow, light blue, variegated green, midnight blue, royal blue, dark brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, natural dark brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.4cm

Ends: thin braided fringes

Inscriptions: 1438 (=2017 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Kayi tribe. This is the tribe that Ottoman Sultans are believed to be descended from

Weaver: Khayala

Weaving Period: 3 (three) months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design:  At each end of the ivory field is a linear arch. Each side of the arch is lobed in two directions. The archs are red, outlined in dark brown. From the crown of the upper and bottom arches hang a lamp with three chains of diamonds, which terminate triangular drops. In each green spandrel is an elaborate arabesques in red.

A small hexagonal central medallion in navy blue, edged with yellow, is ornamented is ornamented by a red diamond formed by crossed arabesques in medium blue, lined with yellow, enclosing four green linear palmettes.

The main border  shows an opposed, alternate repeat of a half-quatrefoil formed by paired arabesques, much as is seen in the field pattern of "Lotto" rug. The arabesques are alternately red, with blue reserves and green with red reserves. The inner and outer guard stripes
show a series of double-curved forms in different colors.

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