• Oriental Rugs and Carpets auction at Christies

    Sale 11939

    Oriental Rugs and Carpets

    18 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 56

    A KARAPINAR RUG

    CENTRAL ANATOLIA, MID 19TH CENTURY

    Estimate

    A KARAPINAR RUG
    CENTRAL ANATOLIA, MID 19TH CENTURY
    Lightly corroded colours, touches of old moth damage, a few scattered spots of repiling, frayed selvages
    8ft.8in. x 5ft.7in. (262cm. x 169cm.)


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    This unusual rug is arguably an amalgam of several Anatolian designs. Karapinar medallion rugs and prayer rugs with an arrowhead niche are more common; an example with a comparable border and ribbon bands is in the Orient Stars collection, (E. Heinrich Kirchheim et al., Orient Stars: A Carpet Collection, London, 1993, pl.167, p.244) and another sold in these Rooms, 4 October 2011, lot 46. The double-niche arrangement in this example is somewhat reminiscent of an early Anatolian rug again in the Orient Stars Collection, (H. Kirchheim et al., 1993, ibid, pl.200, p.317) as well as the pole medallion, insect motifs and border of a 16th century rug exhibited by John J. Eskenazi at the 1999 ICOC in Milan (‘The Milan Grand Bazaar’, Hali, Issue 108, January 2000, no.25, p.138).

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