Early 20th Century Anatolian Carpet

GBP 9,600.00

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Object Description

Early 20th Century Anatolian Carpet
6.26 x 4.56 m

Anatolia, the western region of Turkey, has a long-standing rug-weaving tradition, dating at least as far back as the 13th Century. As the explorer Marco Polo once wrote, ‘Here they make the most beautiful silks and carpets, and in the most beautiful colours.’ These carpets, among the first to reach the European market in the Early Modern era, can be spotted in many of the paintings of the Old Masters, including those of Holbein, Vermeer, and Reubens.

This striking early 20th Century example features an unusually open, balanced composition, drawn from high-end Persian weavings, from the city of Tabriz, of the 19th Century. The design employs a central motif set in an open ivory field, with soft vegetable-dyed tones of sky-blue and saffron, and framed by a wide, decorative border.

Retained in excellent condition for everyday use, with its borders and short fringes preserved on all sides.

An elegant carpet, to suit a wide variety of settings, rare in this large format.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:626 x H:456 centimeters
  • period
  • country
  • year
    c. 1920

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