Antique Anatolian Rug, Bergama, Western Turkey.

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This beautiful rug from the Bergama region of western Anatolia consists of a stunning vegetable-dye green field depicting stylised floral motifs placed spontaneously throughout the field. The ivory highlighting produces an amazing glowing effect around these motifs - quite spectacular! The overall pile is evenly low but I would suggest a date of around 1850.
Size: 1.78m x 1.17m (5' 10" x 3' 10").

Antique Prayer-Rug, Konya, Central Anatolia.

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Here we see a rare and early prayer-rug made in Konya, central Anatolia during the mid 19th century. Apart from the pile being low in the red central mihrab, the rug is in good, complete condition and is ideal as a wall-hanging rather than exposing it to further heavy floor use. The natural colours are beautiful and the powerful main border which protects the simplistic, minimalistic mihrab, is beautifully drawn.
Size: 1.63m x 1.07m (5' 4" x 3' 6").

Antique Prayer Rug, Manastir, Central Anatolia

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This beautiful little prayer rug has the most lustrous wool - soft and silky - and subtle vegetable colours. Made in the Manastir area of central Anatolia circa 1860, the rug is in excellent condition.
Size: 1.50m x 1.00m (5' 0" x 3' 3").

Antique Kurdish Yuruk Rug, Eastern Turkey.

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Amazingly fine weave with very thick, vegetable-dye, glossy pile, this truly nomadic rug was made by Kurdish Yuruks in eastern Anatolia in the 19th century. Although a little 'banana-shaped' - fairly typical of the looms used by these Yuruks - the rug is archaic and charming in every way.
Size: 2.00m x 0.92m (6' 7" x 3' 0").

Antique Canakkale Rug, North-West Anatolia

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A wonderful 19th century example of Canakkale weaving from the area around the Dardanelles in north-western Anatolia. Rug weaving in Canakkale is an ancient craft - some examples date from the 15th century. This rug has had some expert restoration and now in very good condition albeit with areas of slight wear in the field. It has glorious vegetable dyes throughout. Such rugs are often wrongly termed 'Bergama'.
Size: 2.14m x 1.73m (7' 0" x 5' 8").

Prayer Rug, Possibly Aksaray Region, Central Anatolia ...

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This very rare and beautiful little prayer rug was possibly made in the Aksaray area of central Anatolia and could date to the late 18th/early 19th century. It has wonderful, natural, saturated colours in a very simple design format. The madder-red field and golden-yellow mihrab are simply stunning. The rug has had some sympathetic restoration to small areas on each side and in part of the lower main border - carried out expertly in Turkey. To date, I have not been able to find anything published which is of similar type?
Size: 1.12m x 0.89m (3' 8" x 3' 0").