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Major Autumn Auction

Saturday 26. November 2011 at 3 p.m.

283 Lots
    • Lot31
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions108 x 74 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR750
    A black-ground Tekke woman’s cloak (chyrpy) embroidered in an extremely dense design. – Good condition, even the original red decorative fringe along the hems has been preserved.
    • Lot32
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya region
    • Dimensions210 x 130 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,500

    Preface on German Bogner

    This village rug from the Karapinar area displays a huge solid cross at the centre of the field and a characteristic field outline that goes back to far older animal fur rugs. Its good condition, with the pile at its original height, is surprising; the piece may have been used as a sleeping rug (yatak). Many examples of this type have survived, either in the present format or in long formats, the latter with a number of balky stars lined up in a row. The elems contain the shield motifs that are characteristic of Konya rugs. – Fully preserved, with the original selvedges and red kilim finishes. Several stains.

    Literature:
    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Munich 1982, no. 20 *** BATTILOSSI, MAURIZIO, Tappeti d'Antiquariato. Catalogo V. Turin 1990, no. 20 *** BAUSBACK, FRANZ (publ.), Sammlung Franz Bausback. Erlesene Teppiche seit 1925. Mannheim 2000, p. 31

    • Lot33
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions101 x 102 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,600
    Except for two small flowering trees placed in the lower corners, the blue-black field of this Farahan saddle cover is entirely undecorated – a rather rare phenomenon. The crescent-shaped incision for the cantle, edged in white cord, thus stands out strikingly. The opening for the pommel has been closed. – Original sides and lower finish, somewhat reduced and newly overcast upper end. Signs of wear, low spots in the pile.

    Literature:
    DIENES, GERHARD M. & REINISCH, HELMUT, 2001 und 1e Nacht. Teppiche und Textilien aus Privatsammlungen. Graz 2001, no. 207

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    • Lot34
    • OriginWestern Central Persia
    • Dimensions63 x 88 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR500
    This fragment is part of one of the large, mixed- technique camel flank panniers used by the Luri Bakhtiari during migrations. The upper section is flatwoven whereas the lower section is knotted. The white field shows a repeat of hooked diamonds placed in offset rows, while the wide white border is adorned with representations of birds. A frieze below the field depicts a row of mythological animals. The red-ground knotted section contains seven large rosettes. – Cut all around, signs of wear.

    Literature:
    OPIE, JAMES, Tribal Rugs. Nomadic and Village Weavings from the Near East and Central Asia. Portland 1992, no. 5.3, p. 65

    • Lot35
    • OriginNorth Persia
    • Dimensions38 x 103 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR900
    A knotted mafrash face by the Varamin Luri; the other three sides were probably woven in kilim technique. The midnight blue field displays a central diamond surrounded by serrated diagonal leaves as well as small four-legged animals. The main border design of eight-pointed stars is a characteristic distinguishing feature of Varamin weavings. Very good quality, a fine weave, first-rate colours. – Original selvedges, the two lower corners have been repiled.
    • Lot36
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus
    • Dimensions132 x 95 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    A blue-ground Genje prayer rug, with a repeat of multi-coloured stars arranged into steep colour diagonals beneath a red mihrab; a border of interlocked chevrons. – Cut sides, replaced selvedges, both ends somewhat reduced.
    • Lot37
    • OriginCentral Asia, North Afghanistan
    • Dimensions64 x 58 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR360
    A small decorative wall hanging by one of the Lakai tribes of North Afghanistan, with a design of five circles in diverse colours enclosing central sun designs embroidered in silk onto a black felt ground. – Good condition, including the original trim of silk yarn tassels around the sides.
    • Lot38
    • OriginEast Caucasus
    • Dimensions153 x 112 cm
    • Age1263 = 1848
    • Estimate EUR3,500
    An early dated Shirvan prayer rug (1263 AH = 1848 AD). The white field below the blue mihrab is covered in a net-like diamond lattice enclosing flowering shrubs, with small crosses placed at the intersections. A house-like design is seen below the arch. A larger-scale design of four diamonds and chevrons has been used above the prayer arch. The classic main border design shows birds stylised to S-shapes. – Replaced selvedges, both ends slightly reduced, uniformly low pile. A major restored crease at the centre of the field, various minor repairs.
    • Lot39
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions138 x 91 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    A Baluch prayer rug of the head & shoulders type, possibly a weaving by the Jan Beghi tribe. The camel field shows a tree-of-life with only five pairs of branches ending in star-shaped flowers. Two diamonds decorated with double hooks have been placed at the lower end of the field, which is covered in a pattern of small shrubs. The simply conceived design and successful proportions, as well as the uncluttered border, make this prayer rug an impressive example. – Original finishes all around, good condition.
    • Lot40
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions76 x 130 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    Several small repairs, the red has run slightly, the back is missing. In good overall condition.