• Oriental Rugs and Carpets auction at Christies

    Sale 11939

    Oriental Rugs and Carpets

    18 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 58

    AN EAST ANATOLIAN RUG

    PROBABLY YURUK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Estimate

    AN EAST ANATOLIAN RUG
    PROBABLY YURUK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Lightly corroded brown and a few spots of wear, scattered old repiling, a couple of repairs and reweaves, missing outer stripe along three sides
    7ft.2in. x 3ft.10in. (218cm. x 115cm.)


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    The present lot is a member of a small group of carpets of almost identical palette and design that have been attributed to the Yuruk tribe of eastern Anatolia on account of their colouration and wefting. The 2:1:2 medallion format, or ‘four-and-one’ as termed by Eberhart Herrmann (E. Herrmann, Von Konya Bis Kokand, Seltene Orientteppiche III, Munich, 1980, no.15, p.50), is reminiscent of south Caucasian Karatchopf carpets and a variation of the border can be seen in Swastika Kazaks of the same region. One example of the group, with slightly muted colours, is in the Vakiflar Museum, Istanbul (Belkis Balpinar & Udo Hirsch, Carpets of the Vakiflar Museum Istanbul, Wesel, 1988, pl.82, p.341) and a similar rug was offered in Christie’s New York, 8 December 2008, lot 15. A further example, slightly closer to our rug, is published by Hermann (ibid, E. Herrmann, 1980, no.15, p.50) and another in Sotheby’s London, 18 October 1995, lot 70. A closely related example, but on a blue ground and more archaic in feel, is dated by Herrmann to 1800 (E. Herrmann, Seltene Orientteppiche V, Munich 1983, no.15, pp.36-37).

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