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A LARGE GHIORDES CARPET
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A LARGE GHIORDES CARPET

WEST ANATOLIA, CIRCA 1800

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A LARGE GHIORDES CARPET
WEST ANATOLIA, CIRCA 1800
The shaded eau-de-nil field with an overall design of angular carnation sprays in a narrow palmette and angular vine border between geometric zigzag, barber-pole and broad chocolate-brown serrated leaf and floral spray outer stripes, localised areas of wear, some small holes, reduced in length, a few patch repairs from the original carpet and scattered repiling, re-bound selvages on all four sides, backed
20ft.2in. x 16ft.8in. (614cm. x 507cm.)
Literature
Ottoman Turkish Carpets, The Collections of the Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest,I., Budapest, 1994, pl.118, p.72 & 186
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Pieces from Ghiordes are principally acknowledged for their prayer rug designs and were rarely produced at room-size. It is amusing to find, as in the present example, an overall design employing the recognisable spray carnation motif which is usually found singley in prayer rugs.

Although on a much smaller scale than the present example, a similar piece can be found in the Collections of the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest. Described as the "Ibrik" carpet it was produced in the 18th century with a field design comprising sprays of hyacinths, carnations, tulips and rosettes issuing from ewers at either end, in a palmette and angular flowering vine border.

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