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Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 26. November 2011 at 3 p.m.

283 Lots
    • Lot1
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions71 x 115 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR600

    Preface by Dr Karl Heiz Geib Gifhorn

    A six-gül Tekke chuval, its elem displaying a dense design of trees placed in offset rows. – Cut and reduced sides, original upper finish, the back is missing. Low spots in the pile.


    • Lot2
    • OriginCentral Asia, Uzbekistan, Emirate of Bokhara
    • Dimensions168 x 119 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EURno reserve
    Composed of three panels, this rectangular silk ikat is a so-called parda, which served as a cover or wall hanging. The large, central horizontal design band shows three huge purple-red poppy blossoms; two further rows, each with cut designs, adorn the two ends. The interstices are decorated with design bands of sharp purple and yellow points. – Slight signs of wear, several stains.
    • Lot3
    • OriginAnatolia
    • Dimensions135 x 100 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR250
    A splendid Turkish man’s coat composed of gold brocade panels, probably made for an Ottoman dignitary. The lively baroque design is French in character; possibly the fabric was imported from France and simply made up in Turkey. – Good condition.
    • Lot4
    • OriginCentral Asia, central Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions186 x 121 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EURno reserve
    This large Ersari ensi, probably used as a door hanging in one of the houses of the winter quarters rather than a tent, stands out on account of its rare design in the wide centre panel. The item was published and comprehensively discussed by Loges. – Obvious signs of age and wear, low pile. Original selvedges, both ends reduced.

    Published:
    LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 85

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    • Lot5
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions254 x 39 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR850
    This fragment is one end of a wide Yomut tent band. The small section of the field depicting a bridal camel and litter as well as a rider mounted on a blue horse is a remarkable feature. – Well preserved.
    • Lot6
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions90 x 144 cm
    • Age19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,600
    This large chuval displays a Salor design, but deviates in structure, presenting asymmetrical knots open to the right, no depression in the ground weave and a flexible handle. The palette is darker than usual in a Salor piece, and the ground colour of the field is a brown-red, allowing the conclusion that this chuval was woven in a different region than those of the so-called ‘S’ group. – New overcasting along the sides, reduced ends, the back is missing. Obvious signs of wear, low spots in the pile.

    Literature:
    MACKIE, LOUISE & THOMPSON, JON, Turkmen. Tribal Carpets and Traditions. Washington D.C. 1980, no. 7 HAMBURGISCHES MUSEUM FÜR VÖLKERKUNDE (publ.), Wie Blumen in der Wüste. Die Kultur der turkmenischen Nomadenstämme Zentralasiens. Hamburg 1993, nos. 100 and 101

    Published:
    JOURDAN, UWE, Orientteppiche. Band 4: Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1989, no. 10

    • Lot7
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions80 x 151 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR550
    This very large Kizil Ayak chuval shows nine primary güls, crosses of lozenges as secondary motifs, a dense border design and a comparatively narrow elem. In the latter, serrated diamonds, each decorated with two hooks, have been arranged into diagonal rows by colour change. The chuval was previously published by Loges. – Several tears, cracks and old repairs. The back is missing.

    Published:
    LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 74

    • Lot8
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions79 x 120 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR550
    At first glance, this rare chuval showing nine primary güls and erre secondary güls, as well as small shrubs placed in offset rows in the elem, appears to be a Yomut piece; however, the palette and knotting structure prove that is was woven by the Chodor. In 1980 it was published in the book on the Hoffmeister Collection as a loan. – Several restored creases, original upper finish, original selvedge on the left, reselvedged on the right, reduced at the bottom. The back is missing.

    Published:
    HOFFMEISTER, PETER, Turkoman Carpets in Franconia. Turkmenische Teppiche in Franken. Edinburgh 1980, no. 30

    • Lot9
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions74 x 124 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR750
    This Chodor chuval displaying ertmen güls and a rare elem design of ashik güls was previously published and comprehensively discussed by Loges. – Damage to the sides and both upper corners, somewhat reduced at the top, the back is missing.

    Published:
    LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 72

    • Lot10
    • OriginWest Persia
    • Dimensions51 x 58 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR250
    This bag face by the Jaff Kurds once belonged to a khorjin. The field displays the repeat of diamonds enclosing hooked diamonds that is characteristic of the provenance. The white border contains a chain of triangles. – Reduced ends, new overcasting along the sides.