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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2021 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
    • Lot171
    • OriginEast Anatolia
    • Dimensions241 x 124 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,800
    This Kurdish rug from East Anatolia features a field design of large, alternately red- and blue-ground box shapes which each contain a powerful cruciform decorated with four hooks. This distinctive motif is probably a tribal gül. It is found in a similar form in Shahsavan bag faces from Azerbaijan. One unmistakable feature of this rug group is the stepped polygons decorated with four hooks in the golden yellow border. A high pile, brilliant colours. – Repiled lower finish and upper right corner, otherwise in good condition, with the original selvedges.

    Literature:
    NEUGEBAUER, RUDOLF & ORENDI, JULIUS, Orientalische Teppichkunde. Leipzig 1909, pl. VI *** YOHE, RALPH S. & JONES, H., Turkish Rugs. Washington, D. C. 1968, no. 65 *** BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hanover 1980, nos. 97 and 98 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 66, 20 May 2006, lot 34

    Published:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 94, 17 November 2018, lot 103

  • Beshir Prayer Rug

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    • Lot172
    • OriginCentral Asia, middle Amu Darya valley
    • Dimensions300 x 137 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR3,400
    The extraordinary length of this prayer design Beshir raises the question of its purpose. It may have been used as a floor rug in a mosque, or it may have served as a decorative wall hanging in one of the palatial merchant houses of Bokhara. – Various repiled sections, especially along the sides and in the corner areas, slight signs of wear, otherwise in good condition.

    Literature:
    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche X. Munich 1988, no. 98

  • Yomut Torba

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    • Lot173
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions44 x 106 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR950
    This rare Yomut torba presents nine chuval güls and chemche secondary güls in a brown-red field. The wide white border displays a striking design of merging crosses that catches the eye. It appears to be the identifying feature of a Yomut sub-group. A mafrash and a three-armed khalyk from the Pinner Collection belong to the same group. – Somewhat reduced at the bottom, no back, good overall condition.

    Literature:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 62, Pinner Collection, 15 May 2004, lots 2 and 80

  • Jolami Fragment

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    • Lot174
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions157 x 27 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century or older
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    Two sections of a tent band originally very much longer (ca. twelve metres) that have been joined at the centre, with piled kibitka designs on a white wool warp-faced plainweave ground. Very finely woven and drawn with great care. Precise attribution to a particular tribe is currently not possible. It is certain, however, that this band is either a Saryk or a Tekke weaving. – Signs of age and wear.
  • Jolami Fragment

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    • Lot175
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions310 x 32 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century or older
    • Estimate EUR1,600
    A section of a tent band originally very much longer (ca. ten to twelve metres), with piled kibitka designs on a white wool warp-faced plainweave ground. Very finely woven and drawn with great care. A precise attribution to a specific tribe is currently not possible. It is certain, however, that the band is either a Saryk or a Tekke weaving. – A number of somewhat fragile areas are backed with fabric, otherwise in good condition.

    Literature:
    HAMBURGISCHES MUSEUM FÜR VÖLKERKUNDE (publ.), Wie Blumen in der Wüste. Die Kultur der turkmenischen Nomadenstämme Zentralasiens. Hamburg 1993, no. 107

  • Tekke Sitting Rug

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    • Lot176
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions96 x 105 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR950
    A nearly square Tekke sitting rug presenting three rows of five primary güls and large chemche secondary güls. The border displays small star-filled octagons with rayed outlines. The knotted elems are embellished with diamonds and diagonal leaves, which in turn combine into larger diamonds. The ornamentation of these small-format sitting rugs is the same as as tribe’s main carpets. - Slight signs of age and wear, new overcasting along the sides, both ends somewhat reduced.
  • Çal Yatak

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    • Lot177
    • OriginSouth West Anatolia, Denizli Province
    • Dimensions174 x 146 cm
    • AgeMid 20th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    This pastoral rug is coarsely woven in a chequerboard design of brilliant and diverse, almost jazzy colours arranged in combinations that produce wide horizontal bands. The foundation is white cotton. The abstract geometric design appears decidedly modern to western viewers. Naturally, this effect was not intended by the nomads who made this sleeping rug (yatak) for their own use. – Good condition.
    • Lot178
    • OriginSouth East Anatolia
    • Dimensions301 x 155 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,300
    A dense repeat of offset rows of large elibelinde motifs in mellow colours fills almost the entire field of this two-panel Mut kilim. Diamonds decorated with double hooks are aligned in the border. – Good condition.
  • Ersari Sitting Rug

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    • Lot179
    • OriginCentral Asia, North Afghanistan
    • Dimensions107 x 100 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR2,400
    This square sitting rug shows an oversized octagonal gülli gül with "clover leaf" designs at the centre of the burgundy field and four hooked vines in the corners. It was woven by one of the Ersari tribal groups who, under pressure from the Russian invasion of Central Asia, migrated to northern Afghanistan and established themselves there in fixed settlements. It is remarkably fine in weave, and the outstanding quality of its wool is impressive. The flatwoven finishes brocaded in a diamond design are preserved at both ends. – Perfect condition.

    Literature:
    MacDONALD, BRIAN W., Tribal Rugs. Treasures of the Black Tent. Woodbridge, 3rd edition 2017, ill. p. 79

  • Ersari Sitting Rug

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    • Lot180
    • OriginCentral Asia, North Afghanistan
    • Dimensions100 x 93 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR1,600
    This square sitting rug features four small octagonal gülli güls with "clover leaf" designs in a dark red field and hooked crosses placed between them. It was woven by an Ersari tribal group in North Afghanistan. Remains of the flatwoven finishes brocaded in a diamond design survive at both ends. – Very good condition.