Antique Bergama Rug, Bergama, Western Anatolia.

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This charming little rug is relatively rare as most rugs from this area of Bergama were considerably larger. In excellent overall condition, and made during the last quarter of the nineteenth century, I love the use of turquoise surrounding the two large central lozenge symbols.
Size: 1.12m x 0.92m (3' 8" x 3' 0").
| $1,736 USD | €1,419 EUR

Antique Yagibedir Prayer-Rug, Balikisir/Bergama Region, Western Anatolia. ...

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Made in the region of Balikesir and Bergama, western Turkey circa 1900, this charming prayer-rug is in near-mint condition. The dark colour palette is characteristic of this group, and it is believed they were made by Tscherkessen and Turkmen nomads who wandered into the Sindirgri valley and settled there, sometime in the 11th - 15th centuries.
Size: 1.50m x 1.12m (5' 0" x 3' 8").
| $1,566 USD | €1,280 EUR

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").

Antique Silk Kayseri Rug, Kayseri, Western Anatolia. ...

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Hand-knotted entirely in silk, this elegant rug was made in the Western Anatolian town of Kayseri circa 1920. It contains a multitude of stylised animals throughout the soft-red field and deer can be seen standing on either side of cypress trees in the pale green main border.
The rug is in complete, very good condition albeit containing fairly heavy brown-dye corrosion in the central lozenge and drops.
Size: 2.13m x 1.53m (7' 0" x 5' 0").

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 Dosmealti Rug, Dosmealti, Western Anatolia.

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This beautiful rug from the Dosmealti 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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This handsome Konya prayer-rug, made during the second half of the 19th century, has a stunning red field and equally attractive pea-green mihrab. The overall condition of the rug is very good albeit the pile is evenly-low consistently all-over. A truly gorgeous rug.
Size: 1.63 x 1.09m (5' 4" x 3' 7").

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").

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").

Antique Melas Rug, Central Anatolia.

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In this early Melas rug made at the beginning of the 19th century, we see the influence of the earlier and highly collectable so-called 'Transylvanian' rugs of the 17th and 18th centuries.
This early Melas rug from central Anatolia is spectacular and very rare. I love the depiction of cypress trees in the lower half of the red field and the powerful main border design - possibly zoomorphic!
Size: 1.73m x 1.13m (5' 8" x 3' 9").