14 February 2001
A KONYA CARPET
CENTRAL ANATOLIA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
The shaded fox-brown field scattered with minor motifs around polychrome stepped panels containing stylised flowerheads on either side, in a shaded border of facing angular S-motifs, inner hooked vine stripe, areas of repiling
9ft. x 3ft.11in. (274cm. x 120cm.)
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This unusually long carpet is a development of a design which is more frequently found in a small rug format (Herrmann, Eberhart: Seltene Orientteppiche IX, Munich, 1987, no.7, pp.30-31).
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