Warp: wool, ivory, Z2S
Weft: wool, red, Z1; 2 shoots, occasional travelling wefts, lazy lines
Pile: wool, Z2S; symmetric; H34 x V28 (cm.)
The present lot is noted for its unusual border. The motif used is found in many other Ushak carpets, but here it has been simplified and the wings have turned into the legs of a squatting animal much like East Anatolian versions (Balpinar, Belkis and Hirsch, Udo: Carpets, Vakiflar Museum, Istanbul, Wesel, 1988, no. 13, pp. 202-3). The weaver of this example appears to have been aware of the innovations of design on the Star Ushaks which were made further east within the country (Balpinar and Hirsch: op.cit. pl.38,pp.252-3).