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In this Isparta kilim – very finely woven in a single piece – the balanced, strictly symmetrical composition and quality of the brilliant colours achieve a captivating effect. The white-ground horizontal bands contain elongated, alternately green and red double niches with parmakli outlines; wide bands of border designs and clusters of narrow monochrome dividing stripes have been inserted between them. The deliberate use of white cotton to increase the intensity of the colours in the wool sections significantly enhances the striking graphic appearance of the sharply contrasting colours. According to C14 radiocarbon dating conducted by ETH Zurich, an almost identical Isparta kilim published by Rageth is circa three hundred years old, leading us to assume a similar age for the Poppmeier kilim. – Missing sections, damaged sides, mounted onto canvas.
- West Anatolia
- 409 x 151 cm
- 17th – 18th century
RAGETH 1999, Tf. 19 *** COOTNER/MUSE 1990, Nr. 15 *** WOLFF-DIEPENBROCK 2009, Tf. S. 77 *** MELLAART/HIRSCH/BALPINAR 1989, Vol. I, S. 88, Nr. 8
This two-panel kilim displays three hooked medallions, arranged horizontally along the central axis of the white field and interspersed with rows of four elibelinde-like figures. The spacious primary designs, unique border and colours of outstanding beauty make it one of the most impressive examples in the Poppmeier Collection. It was woven by a Hotamis Turkmen tribal group in the wider Konya area. The kilim was first published by Eskenazi in 1984. Several comparative pieces have been published, and the two fragments illustrated by Cassin are probably the oldest examples of this rare group. – Good condition, the edges have been secured with a brown fabric on the reverse.
- Central Anatolia, Konya region
- 398 x 161 cm
- Ca. 1800
PETSOPOULOS 1980, Nr. 142 *** COOTNER/MUSE 1990, Tf. 76 *** PETSOPOULOS 1991, Tf. 75 *** CASSIN 1989, Tf. 1 und 2 *** BALPINAR/HIRSCH 1982, Tf. 32 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 46, Lot 108 *** WOLFF-DIEPENBROCK 2009, Tf. S. 48 und 49
ESKENAZI 1984, Tf. 13 *** DIENES/REINISCH 2001, Nr. 162
Turkey has a long-standing tradition of producing ornately embroidered textiles for home use. Textiles were made in different formats depending on their purpose. Embroidered in floral motifs in silk and metal threads at both ends, this long and narrow undyed linen fabric panel served as a guest towel or napkin. The type is known as "yaglik". – Small stains, good condition.
- North Anatolia, Black Sea region
- 127 x 48 cm
- Mid 19th century
THER 1993, Nr. 232
This extraordinarily rare pile rug is a weaving by the Yüncü tribes. It uses just two primary colours, red and blue, and the same economy – or, to put it another way, focus on bare essentials – can be observed in the purely geometric design. Woven in changing shades of red, the field is empty. Widely spaced large hooks protrude horizontally into the field from the border, which is simply a narrow dark blue stripe. A surviving remnant of the border at the lower end proves that this fragmented rug was never longer than it is now. – Obvious signs of age and wear, several missing sections, the two lower corners have been lost. Mounted onto canvas.
- North West Anatolia, Balikesir region
- 230 x 117 cm
- Ca. 1800 or earlier
DIENES/REINISCH 2001, Nr. 169
Parallel rows of small star-filled octagons in different colour combinations cover the red field of this sleeping rug from the Konya region. The motifs are arranged to form steep colour diagonals. Other yataks of this group have field designs dominated by large Memling güls; the star-filled octagons appear as secondary motifs in these examples. – Fragmented condition; three sections have been mounted onto canvas to indicate a reconstruction of the original appearance. The lower finish is missing.
- Central Anatolia
- 200 x 170 cm
- First half 19th century
EILAND 1990, Nr. 23 *** BENARDOUT 1983, Nr. 44 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 42, Lot 170 *** TÜRKISCHES STAATSMINISTERIUM FÜR KULTUR UND TOURISMUS 1990, Nr. 0291
The field is dominated by three large diamonds, each enclosing a bold cross motif, while halved or quartered diamonds of analogous design fill the spaces not covered by the main motifs. The field is framed to good effect by a wide border section of reciprocal trefoils in the central stripe and serrated outer bands. Produced in the appliqué technique, traditional floor coverings of this kind are impressive on account of their archaic symbolism. – Slight signs of wear, good overall condition.
- Central Asia, North East Uzbekistan
- 356 x 194 cm
- Early 20th century
LINDAHL/KNORR 1975, Tf. 1
Suzanis of the ruijo type, with an open field and an arch at the upper end, served as bedsheets on the wedding night. Made in the surroundings of Kitab and Shakhrisyabz by a nomad tribal group, possibly the Lakai, this very rare example is unusual in that the designs of its borders and above its arch are not embroidered on the customary white cotton fabric; a silk ikat foundation of white panels decorated with large blood-red devices was used instead. Blending the two designs has resulted in a complex and very colourful appearance rich in contrast. The embroidery is largely in the ilmoq chain stitch technique, although the centres of the large radial blossoms are executed as embroidered seams. Only a very few examples of ikat suzanis have been published. – Slightly damaged sides, no fabric backing.
- Central Asia, South West Uzbekistan
- 224 x 172 cm
- Late 19th century
KALTER/PAVALOI 1995, Abb. 552, 553 *** GRUBE 2003, Nr. 29
The field contains a curvilinear diamond lattice with small, red, star-shaped blossoms placed at the points of intersection; it encloses larger, royal blue, four-pointed blossoms embroidered partially in the basma surface stitch and partially in the yurma chain stitch. Each of the thirteen large circular blossoms in the wide border is worked in the yurma chain stitch technique. The foundation of the border section is composed of segments, and the horizontal borders at both ends consist of transversal panels. – Original backing of a coarsely woven white cotton fabric, the sides are backed with an ikat silk fabric. Minor stains.
- Central Asia, South West Uzbekistan
- 185 x 123 cm
- Ca. 1850 - 1875
HERRMANN 1987, Nr. 92 *** VOK 1994, Nr. 8 = RIPPON BOSWELL, A 91, Lot 196
This large single-panel kilim cover is plainwoven on multi-coloured warps which have been plaited into long decorative braids at both ends. The three sections of the field design are woven in the colours of the warps, i.e. blue, red and green. The red field is framed by two wide, plain dark blue bands, and a sea-green vertical panel has been placed at its centre. The three zones are interlocked by reciprocal trefoils, the defining features in creating the graphic appearance of this poster-like flatweave. Small embroidered animals and protective symbols add a touch of folklore. The two elems of horizontal stripes and subtle brocaded dividing lines contain sand yellow as a fourth colour. It is said that such covers were used as sofrehs (eating cloths). – One inserted section in the upper left-hand corner, good overall condition, original finishes all around.
- South Caucasus, Azerbaijan
- 207 x 183 cm
- Late 19th century
RIPPON BOSWELL, A 41, Lot 107 und A 43, Lot 13 *** AMPE 1994, Nr. 26 *** KIRDÖK 1995, K 2593, S. 47 *** TKF-WIEN 1986, Nr. 79 *** HALI 62, 1992, S. 21 *** VOK 1996, Nr. 79 = RIPPON BOSWELL, A 91, Lot 202
A Shahsavan kilim from the Hashtrud-Mianeh region woven on a cotton warp. The field design consists of horizontal stripes of varying colours and widths decorated with simple geometric designs, small S-form and birds. The white-ground border shows an undulating line with stepped outlines. – Slight signs of age and wear.
- North West Persia, Azerbaijan
- 310 x 123
- Second half 19th century
FORD/POHL-SCHILLINGS 1987, Nr. 7