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POPPMEIER COLLECTION II

Saturday 23. March 2019 at 3 p.m.

91 Lots
    • Lot71
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions206 x 177 cm
    • Age1850 – 1875
    • Estimate EUR2,500 - 3,300
    This gorgeous Lakai suzani embroidered on a golden yellow silk foundation was probably made in the area around the city of Samarkand. This regional attribution is suggested by the generous composition and the dimensional ratio of the border and central field. There are various indications of a provenance among the Uzbek Lakai tribes: the specific style of drawing, individual designs such as the botehs divided in two by colour change and the lancet leaves, the colour combinations (e.g. light blue, aubergine and light green in juxtaposition), the delicate embroidered seams, and – a particularly characteristic feature – the detached motifs of the main border. – A dark blue stem bearing plain dark blue leaves grows diagonally from the lower left corner, branching off into many tendrils across the whole of the field. Thirteen large, pink and rose fan-shaped blossoms are suspended from it, their tips curving in a striking sickle shape. Larger-scale blossoms of the same type encircled by blue stems appear to float freely in the wide border, interspersed with delicately drawn, elongated diagonal stems, each bearing thirteen small, stylised blossoms resembling hooks. Two narrow guard borders contain blue vines with light-blue flowers. – The six-panel foundation is a golden yellow silk taffeta, probably imported, onto which the design has been embroidered directly, without using an additional layer of cotton fabric. The extraordinarily fine embroidery is in the rare "chinda khayol" technique where the threads run exactly perpendicular and parallel, creating a hermetic surface of slightly relief-like appearance which achieves an iridescent moiré effect. – Several horizontal tears in the silk foundation, good overall condition.

    Literature:
    VOK 1994, Nr. 39 = RIPPON BOSWELL, A 91, 2017, # 213

    Published:
    TKF 2002, Tf. 83 *** REINISCH 2018, TP 118, S. 130 - 131

    • Lot72
    • OriginSouth America, Peru, South Coast
    • Dimensions23 x 11 cm
    • Age7th – 8th century
    • Estimate EUR250 - 330
    A narrow, red-ground garment border, very finely woven in the slit tapestry technique in wool on a cotton warp, with some design details picked out in white cotton. Arranged in an alternating rhythm, the figures composed of curled hooks and triangles with minutely stepped outlines represent mythological hybrid creatures. – Small holes, good overall condition. Mounted onto fabric and attached to a wooden support with a perspex frame.

    Published:
    KONZETT 1989, Nr. 14

    • Lot73
    • OriginSouth America, Peru
    • Dimensions79 x 7 cm
    • Age14th – 15th century
    • Estimate EUR250 - 330
    A fragment of a narrow, brown-ground garment border, finely woven in wool and cotton in the slit tapestry technique. The highly abstract, geometric design in subtle pastel shades consists of pyramidal shapes composed of polychrome bars, arranged in an in-and-out rhythm, as well as stepped polygons. The narrow border shows a white undulating line on a brown ground. – Two joined sections, small holes, good overall condition. Mounted onto fabric and attached to a wooden support with a perspex frame.

    Published:
    KONZETT 1989, Nr. 43

    • Lot74
    • OriginSouth America, Peru, South Coast
    • Dimensions24.5 x 11,5 cm
    • Age7th – 8th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200 - 1,500
    Woven in the tapestry technique, this sheer wool fabric with a weft count of 73 wefts per centimetre is one of finest surviving weavings in the world. It is virtually impossible to make out the individual wefts with the naked eye. The textile must have been a burial gift for a high-ranking dignitary. A representation of a staff god in the Tiahuanaco style is surrounded by many symbols that are difficult to identify. – Signs of age and wear, several missing areas. Mounted onto fabric and attached to a wooden support with a perspex frame.

    Published:
    KONZETT 1989, Nr. 9

    • Lot75
    • OriginSouth America, Peru, Central Coast
    • Dimensions65 x 27 cm
    • Age12th – 13th century
    • Estimate EUR500 - 600
    Woven in white undyed cotton, this fragment of a figured fabric portrays six priests depicted in a front-facing posture with raised arms. The ground has been painted a brown colour, and the white figures appear as undecorated spaces. – Cut horizontally along the centre and rejoined.

    Published:
    KONZETT 1989, Nr. 37

    • Lot76
    • OriginSouth America, Peru, South Coast
    • Dimensions120 x 70 cm
    • Age2th – 6th century
    • Estimate EUR800 - 1,000
    A man’s tunic (unku) of the Nazca culture, coarsely plain-woven from the wool of South American alpaca camelids. The sixteen vertical rectangular compartments in red, dark brown, yellow and green are stitched together along their sides, creating an impressively abstract textile picture reminiscent of 20th century modern Western artworks, although of course they are unrelated. The textiles have survived as burial gifts in the dry climate of the coastal desert of Perú. – Obvious signs of age. Mounted onto a black fabric and attached to a wooden frame.

    Literature:
    AMPE 1994, Nr. 59 *** HUGHES 1995, Nr. 19

    Published:
    REINISCH 2018, TP 157, S. 144

    • Lot77
    • OriginSouth America, Bolivia
    • Dimensions115 x 84 cm
    • Age19th century
    • Estimate EUR700 - 900
    A man’s mantle (llacota) of the Aymara people from the highlands of the Bolivian Cordilleras. Woven from the wool of alpaca camelids, it is composed of two panels of equal size joined at the centre. These traditional Indian textiles are always decorated with stripes of varying widths which offer a lively contrast to the large free spaces of the ground, and the vibrancy of their rich, luminous colours is impressive. Different arrangements of the stripes have produced a variety of compositions, some featuring an empty central field and some emphasising the centre, like this example. The two white stripes at the centre are embellished with motifs woven into the fabric. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.
    • Lot78
    • OriginIndonesia, Sumatra
    • Dimensions238 x 63 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR2,500
    A ceremonial cotton hanging in a long and narrow horizontal format with a brocaded design. The beige-ground field depicts 36 two-tone ancestor figures in red and blue, placed in two rows exactly one above the other. A horizontal blue border runs between the two tiers. The parallel borders at the upper and lower ends display a continuous wave design. Palepai textiles played an important role during the wedding ceremonies of the Paminggir people of Lampung, an area in the south of the island of Sumatra. – Partially faded colours, otherwise in good condition. Mounted onto fabric.

    Literature:
    GITTINGER 1979, Abb. 52

    • Lot79
    • OriginIndonesia, North Sumatra
    • Dimensions159 x 34 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR700 - 900
    This narrow, dark red cotton cloth has a centre accentuated by fine white vertical stripes and two end panels each decorated with a rectangular compartment and three horizontal bands. It is an extremely fine warp-faced plain weave on red and white warps. Drawn in red on a white ground, the designs of the end panels consist of various diamonds, undulating lines and X-forms, and as in all Indonesian textiles, they are imbued with deep symbolic meaning. – The textile was woven by the Simalungun Batak tribe who live in northern Sumatra, south of Lake Toba, and used to be a ceremonial headscarf (bulang) worn by a woman. A comparative example is in the Australian National Gallery (1984-256). – Mounted onto a black fabric, a few loose threads, good overall condition.

    Literature:
    MAXWELL 1990, Nr. 175 *** HITCHCOCK 1991, Abb. S. 110

    • Lot80
    • OriginIndonesia, West Timor, Bokong - Amanatun region
    • Dimensions104 x 134 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR850 - 1,000
    This cotton skirt (tapis) composed of four panels is a weaving of the Atoni people of West Timor. The two outer bands, each with four rows of highly abstract figures embroidered on a blue ground, represent a gallery of ancestors, while the two central bands are embellished with fine stripes. – Good condition. Mounted onto a light brown fabric and attached to a wooden frame.