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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 29. May 2021 at 3 p.m.

187 Lots
  • Yomut Jolami Fragment

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    • Lot71
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions212 x 31 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. The unusual motifs drawn with a confident sense of style and the distinct patina suggest that this is probably a fairly old band. – Signs of age and wear.
  • Shahsavan Bag Face

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    • Lot72
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions54 x 59 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR650
    A bag face finely woven in the sumakh technique, originally part of a khorjin. It was made by the Khamseh Shahsavan in the area between Bijar and Mianeh. The field design consists of three white-ground horizontal bands with narrow red borders. The red octagon with two facing abstract birds in the wide central band is an identifying feature of this particular design group. Two yellow trees are depicted on a dark blue ground both on its left and right. Syrga bird motifs lined up on a pole adorn the two narrower bands. A complete khorjin has been published by Tanavoli. – New overcasting along the sides, remains of the red kilim finishes survive at the top and bottom, good condition.

    Literature:
    TANAVOLI, PARVIZ, Shahsavan. Flachgewebe aus dem Iran. Herford 1985, no. 229 *** FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Schahsavan Sumakh Taschen. Fürth 1993, ill. 57 *** WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 22

  • Tekke Chuval Fragment

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    • Lot73
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions68 x 96 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR400
    Very fine in weave, this early fragmented Tekke chuval has a design strongly influenced by Salor models. The field contains three complete primary güls with aina gochak centres and six halved ones cut by the border. The large secondary güls are stepped polygons composed of eight stars encircling an aina gochak centre. Small dark blue and dark green trees are arranged in diagonal rows in the elem. – Cut all around, signs of age and wear.

    Literature:
    PINNER, ROBERT & EILAND, MURRAY L. Jr., Between the Black Desert and the Red. Turkmen Carpets from the Wiedersperg Collection. San Francisco 1999, pl. 19

    • Lot74
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions165 x 146 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR2,600
    This ensi woven in light colours is wider than most Yomut door rugs, and the brightly coloured tree forms in the two-panel elem are another striking feature. The effect of the flowering trees is particularly stunning against the midnight blue ground of the lower horizontal panel. The four segments of the field around the central hatchlu cross are decorated with widely spaced pekvesh blossoms. – Signs of age and wear, uniformly low pile. The kilim ends survive at the top and bottom, new overcasting along the sides.

    Literature:
    EILAND, MURRAY L., Oriental Rugs From Pacific Collections. San Francisco 1990, no. 126 a, p. 146

  • Karadashli Main Carpet

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    • Lot75
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions290 x 178 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR8,500
    In the red-brown field, 33 large chuval güls are spaciously arranged in rows of three. Cruciform secondary devices decorated with four arrows, probably a variation of the erre gül, are placed between them. The white main border displays different designs in the vertical and horizontal bands: curled leaves and diagonal crosses in the vertical bands, and ashik güls alternating with small straight-armed crosses in the horizontal bands. The pile-woven elems are decorated with small flowering trees at the bottom and arrow forms at the top. – New overcasting along the sides, otherwise very well preserved.

    Literature:
    RAGETH, JÜRG, Turkmenische Teppiche. Basel 2016, volume 1, no. 87 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 94, 17 November 2018, lot 130

  • Karadashli Torba

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    • Lot76
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions39 x 112 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,500
    Nine flat chuval güls and chemche secondary güls fill the brown-red field. The border is composed of small rectangular compartments in changing ground colours which each enclose a flower. An undecorated band all around widens into the elem at the bottom. – Slight signs of age and wear, somewhat reduced at the bottom.

    Literature:
    TSAREVA, ELENA, Turkmen Carpets. The Hoffmeister Collection. Stuttgart 2011, no. 82

    • Lot77
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions229 x 152 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR6,500
    In this gorgeous five-panel Bokhara suzani, the blossoms and leaves are embroidered in the basma stitch, while the golden surrounds and the delicate golden stems are in the ilmoq stitch. The shimmering silk yarn lends the colours a gem-like brilliance. In the field, a diamond lattice composed of serrated green leaves encloses floral wreaths encircling a central blossom. The contrast between the field and main border is sharper than usual. This is largely due to the elongated green leaves attached to every second circular blossom. They remarkably enhance the impact of the border design. The secondary borders are not separated by dividing lines, so they seem to merge with the main border and the field. – Very good condition, backed with linen.
    • Lot78
    • OriginCentral Asia, Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions217 x 149 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Estimate EUR4,500
    In this Bokhara suzani with a six-panel foundation, the large areas are embroidered in the basma technique while the outlines are in the ilmoq technique. A diamond lattice of green leaves with strikingly curled tips adorns the field. The interior drawing of the compartments varies from one row to the next. Either a large blossoms is surrounded by a wreath of smaller blossoms, or a small blossom lies at the centre of a diamond decorated with blossoms and leaves. The blue irises only occur in the compartments with a wreath design. In the wide border, the same motif of two semi-circles and four fan-shaped blossoms attached to green diagonal stems is repeated 21 times. – Slight signs of age and wear, minor stains, good overall condition. Backed with a red fabric.
  • Kashmir Shawl Fragment

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    • Lot79
    • OriginNorth India, Kashmir
    • Dimensions226 x 140 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800
    This fragmented shawl woven from the finest Kashmir wool (premium goat hair) belongs to the same type as a completely preserved example published by Lévi-Strauss and a further cloth in the Poppmeier Collection. The composition of the very minutely and meticulously drawn design used to be arranged around an open black field at the centre, which was probably badly damaged and thus removed. The horizontal cut runs across the entire width in a dead straight line, so the length is reduced by approximately one metre. This shawl type featuring oversized botehs in the wide end panels is known as "palledar”. Judging by the style of drawing and colourful harlequin finishes, the cloth can be dated to the 1850 period. It was produced for export to Europe or North America. - Minimal damage, very good overall condition.

    Literature:
    LÉVI-STRAUSS, MONIQUE, Cashmere. Tradition einer Textilkunst. Berlin 1986, ill. p. 92 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 95, Poppmeier Collection II, 23 March 2019, lot 67

    • Lot80
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions93 x 60 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200
    The dark blue field, with four diagonal crosses at each end, is almost completely filled by a red box shape which has a diagonal floral cruciform composed of four green carnations placed at its centre. Horizontal rows of tiny blossoms cover the ground like a dot design. The border of octagonal rosettes indicates a provenance in the Mujur region. – Signs of age and wear, low pile, both ends somewhat reduced.