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A 'TRANSYLVANIAN' DOUBLE NICHE RUG
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A 'TRANSYLVANIAN' DOUBLE NICHE RUG

WEST ANATOLIA, 17TH CENTURY

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A 'TRANSYLVANIAN' DOUBLE NICHE RUG
WEST ANATOLIA, 17TH CENTURY
Evenly worn, small spot repairs, selvages replaced, ends original
5ft.6in. x 4ft. (168cm. x 122cm.)
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Lot Essay

The present lot is a classic example of a type of Anatolian rug referred to as "Transylvanian". It is of the same date and design as those found in the collections housed in the Protestant churches and museums in Brasov, an area of Transylvania. Both the Black Church, inv.276 and the Blumenau Church, 286 in Brasov hold a number of 16th and 17th century Anatolian rugs including similar double niche rugs with a variety of colours. Other comparable examples can be found in the Budapest Museum of Applied Arts (Batári, Ferenc: Ottoman
Turkish Carpets
, Budapest, 1994, nos.53 and 54., and several were sold from a group in these rooms, 13 April 2000, lot 79-82.
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