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Saturday 25. May 2019 at 3 p.m.

166 Lots
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    • Lot233
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions139 x 60 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Result EUR891
    Woven in the sumakh technique, this double bag by the Khorasan Kurds is completely preserved, including the backs and connecting panel. It presents the typical design of hooked diamonds surrounded by a diamond lattice; the red bridge is brocaded in small decorative ornaments. – Very good condition.

    Literature:
    ENGELHARDT, EVA, Teppiche - Die Bilder des Orients. Heidelberg 1977, no. 48 *** STANZER, WILFRIED, Kordi. Leben. Knüpfen. Weben der Kurden Khorasans. Vienna 1988, ill. p. 167

  • Ningxia Cushion Panel

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    • Lot235
    • OriginWest China
    • Dimensions58 x 69 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,230
    This cushion panel once belonged to a bench runner made for a Tibetan monastery. A dominant double dorje motif with a floral centre is seen in the middle of the field, and diagonally aligned motifs adorn the corners. – Both ends slightly reduced, slight signs of age and wear. Good overall condition.

    Literature:
    ESKENAZI, JOHN J., L’Arte del Tappeto Orientale. Milan 1983, no. 261 *** RIPPON BOSWELL Wiesbaden, A 64, 20/11/2004, # 39 *** LORENTZ, HANS ACHIM, Chinesische Teppiche. 17.- 20. Jahrhundert. Munich 1975, no. 103

    • Lot236
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions232 x 153 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR5,289
    Three floral circular medallions, each composed of a large top-view central blossom and eight side-view blossoms radially arranged around it, are aligned on the central axis of the white field. The remaining space is densely filled with stems, leaves and many different flowers. Strikingly rich in variations, the 21 large blossoms of the main border are each surrounded by two semi-circular, solidly drawn leaves. – Good condition, backed with a Russian calico.
    • Lot237
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensionsa = 47 x 48 cm b = 46 x 47 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR984
    Two faces of a Shahsavan double bag from the Hashtrud-Mianeh region. Their mosaic-style field design consists of small diamonds enclosing central cross devices. The different colour combinations of the diamonds and crosses create a colourful and diverse appearance, while the black outlines accentuate the geometric precision of the design. The bag faces are woven in the "reverse sumakh" technique described as "extra weft knotted wrapping" by Wertime. In this process, the warps are displaced by 90 degrees and the pattern wefts hermetically depressed to produce a weaving that is heavy, solid and highly resilient. – The connecting panel and backs are missing, the upper closure bands have survived. Very good condition.

    Literature:
    WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 53

  • Yomut Jafarbay Khalyk

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    • Lot238
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Gurgan region
    • Dimensions96 x 38 cm
    • AgeCa. 1880
    • Result EUR1,045
    A rare Jafarbay Yomut khalyk with a field design of hooked diamonds. Original decorative cords at the lower finish. – Several reknotted areas around the upper corners and in the right arm. Slight signs of age and wear in the pile.
    • Lot239
    • OriginNorth Africa
    • Dimensions247 x 154 cm
    • AgeMid 20th century
    • Result EUR584
    This unusual and cheerful rug has a colourful harlequin field design composed of red, orange, white and green diamonds, surrounded by a very narrow border of red diamonds on a blue ground. – Original finishes all around, braided yellow warps at one end. Several creases and low pile in those areas, otherwise in good condition.
    • Lot240
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions37 x 112 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR553
    This classic Tekke torba presents six large chuval primary güls and chemche secondary motifs as well as a border of kochak designs. A fine weave and a thick velvety pile. – Somewhat reduced sides, replaced selvedges. The upper and lower finishes are reduced, one stitched vertical tear, missing back.

    Literature:
    LOGES, WERNER, Turkmenische Teppiche. Munich 1978, no. 6

    • Lot241
    • OriginNorth East Persia, Khorasan
    • Dimensions120 x 62 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR1,107
    A small prayer rug with a tree-of-life design on a camel-coloured field. The "Hand of Fatima" is depicted twice on either side of the box-shaped arch in the characteristic style with greatly elongated fingers. Two camels, two horses, two dogs and two human figures are seen in the lower section of the field, all drawn in the characteristic, highly geometric nomad style. – Slight signs of age and wear, good condition.
    • Lot243
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions246 x 144 cm
    • AgeMid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,091
    When embroidering the individual narrow panels of a suzani, the various women in a family usually took pains to ensure that this communal work would present a harmonious whole once assembled, but the opposite is true in this suzani. The motifs do not seamlessly merge across the joints, and there are distinct differences between the panels in terms of their style of drawing, choice of motifs and colours. A peculiar one-off. – Signs of age and wear, partially worn embroidery, a number of large stains, several repaired areas. Backed with linen.
    • Lot245
    • OriginNorth America, Pennsylvania
    • Dimensions165 x 159 cm
    • AgeCa. 1860
    • Result EUR5,658
    Meticulously worked in a chequerboard design of colourful fabric strips, this very beautiful quilt was made by Mennonites in Pennsylvania in the mid 19th century. According to information provided by the consignor, it was owned by the same family as of 1862 and probably made by female members of that family. Such quilts are early examples of a recycling process: worn clothing and other damaged textiles were cut up and reused. – Good condition, backed with a checked fabric.