A small number of rugs from the Konya region are known which were originally designed to be woven in two parts, presumably reflecting the narrow width of the original loom. Another rug of very similar design to the present example but with different border, also woven in two parts, is in the H. McCoy Jones Collection (Yohe, Ralph and McCoy Jones, H.: Turkish Rugs, exhibition catalogue, Washington D.C., 1968, no.23). While this is common in kilims, it is rare to find in pile rugs and carpets. It has been suggested that these were designed to be used as diwan covers, but the existance of a prayer rug similarly woven in two halves serves to discount that (Spuhler, Friedrich: Teppich Fragmente, Galerie Sailer exhibition catalogue, Salzburg, 1988, no.6, pp.16-17, both unnumbered). Another rug with this field design was sold in these Rooms from the Christopher Alexander Collection (15 October 1998, lot 210), the note to which discusses further comparable pieces.