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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

175 Lots
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  • Yomut Tent Band Fragment

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    • Lot194
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions140 x 40 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR625

    A section from one of the long tent bands that were hung around the inner circumference of the tents. The knotted design of the bands consists of various large devices which were usually arranged in mirror-image segments in facing directions from the middle to the ends of the band. In this Yomut fragment, a long tree motif with a crown at each end is almost completely preserved. – Good condition.


  • Kaitag Embroidery

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    • Lot195
    • OriginNorth East Caucasus, Daghestan
    • Dimensions110 x 57 cm
    • Age19th century
    • Result EUR8,680

    The small-format Kaitag silk embroideries made in the mountainous regions of Daghestan never cease to surprise us by the diversity of their designs, ornaments and compositions as well as their high degree of abstraction. In the lives of the Kaitag, these highly symbolic embroideries played an important part at major events such as birth, marriage and death. In our embroidery, the field is dominated by a large shield motif with a wide white outline. A square lies at its centre, with four circles arranged around it, and two long points extend as far as the ends of the field. – Slight damage to the edges and signs of wear, one small hole, good overall condition.


    Literature:
    CHENCINER, ROBERT, Kaitag. Textile Art from Dagestan. London 1993, no. 23

  • Yomut Ensi

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    • Lot196
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions146 x 124 cm
    • Ageearly 19th century
    • Result EUR6,820

    An early Yomut door rug woven in the cruciform hatchlu design. The four segments of the field, the horizontal panel and the inner elem are patterned in pekvesh flowers, a focus on a single motif that is rarely encountered in Yomut ensis. Serrated stars are aligned in the two white borders. The lower elem contains large trees with serrated leaves, a design frequently seen in the elems of Yomut rugs. A very fine weave, a leathery handle on the reverse, brilliant colours. Tsareva dates this rug to the early 18th century; we are somewhat more cautious in this regard. – Slight signs of age and wear, cut and rebound sides, somewhat reduced ends. Provenance: Estate of Peter Hoffmeister


    Published:
    HOFFMEISTER, PETER, Turkoman Carpets in Franconia. Edinburgh 1980, no. 18 *** EILAND JR., MURRAY L. (ed.), A World of Oriental Carpets & Textiles. Washington, D.C. 2003, fig. 24, p. 191 *** TSAREVA, ELENA, Turkmen Carpets. Masterpieces of Steppe Art, from 16th to 19th Centuries. The Hoffmeister Collection. Stuttgart 2011, no. 77

  • Tekke Ensi

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    • Lot197
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions154 x 124 cm
    • Ageca. 1800
    • Result EUR23,750

    The light colours suggest that this early Tekke door rug was woven in the area of the Akhal oasis. The four segments of the field are patterned in widely spaced insi kush abstract birds. The inner white border decorated with a Turkmen undulating vine and ashik güls forms a small arch at the upper end of the field. The outer border showing bracket motifs placed within rectangles is a typical feature of Tekke ensis. However, the design of the red main border – trees with feathered leaves resembling bird’s wings – is entirely atypical and thus rare. Nor are the large, delicately drawn trees in the lower elem known from other Tekke door rugs. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition. Provenance: Estate of Peter Hoffmeister


    Published:
    EILAND JR., MURRAY L. (ed.), A World of Oriental Carpets & Textiles. Washington, D.C. 2003, fig. 8, p. 175 *** TSAREVA, ELENA, Turkmen Carpets. Masterpieces of Steppe Art, from 16th to 19th Centuries. The Hoffmeister Collection. Stuttgart 2011, no. 34

  • Göklen Jolami Fragment

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    • Lot198
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Turkestan
    • Dimensions677 x 23 cm
    • Ageca. 1800
    • Result EUR3,224

    The Göklen, whose rugs are usually described as "Eagle Group" in literature, lived in the border region between South West Turkestan and North East Persia. The tribe does not appear to have been very large, because the number of their surviving rugs is comparatively small. Only a very few Göklen tent bands are preserved. The fragment offered here is from an old German collection; it constitutes roughly one half of a band originally some 13 - 14 metres long. Always very fine in weave, the narrow Göklen jolami are easily identified by their specific designs and deep luminous colours. Drawn in a particular style, the crosses and diamonds decorated with curled hooks are an unmistakeable feature. – Turkmen decorative bands carried a symbolism specific to the tribe, and were looped through the framework of tent poles so their continuous designs could be seen at full length. – Good condition.


    Literature:
    HAMBURGISCHES MUSEUM FÜR VÖLKERKUNDE (publ.), Wie Blumen in der Wüste. Die Kultur der turkmenischen Nomadenstämme Zentralasiens. Hamburg 1993, nos. 33, 43 *** ISAACSON, RICHARD, Architectural Textiles: Tent Bands of Central Asia. Washington, DC. 2007, nos. 5, 6 *** HERRMANN, EBERHART, Asiatische Teppich- und Textilkunst 1. Munich 1989, no. 48 a

  • Yomut Ensi

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    • Lot201
    • OriginCentral Asia, West Turkestan
    • Dimensions180 x 127 cm
    • Agemid 19th century
    • Result EUR2,322

    An antique Yomut door rug presenting a spaciously conceived hatchlu design, a wide three-band border and a double elem. A fine weave, very good colours. An ensi probably woven by the same Yomut sub-group has been published by Benardout. – The sides have been cut and joined to a new cord that is stitched on too tightly, thus the rug is sinuous. Low spots in the pile, both ends somewhat reduced.


    Literature:
    BENARDOUT, RAYMOND, Woven Stars. Los Angeles 1996, no. 58

    • Lot202
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Azerbaijan
    • Dimensions263 x 115 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR3,100

    The dark blue field is covered in a widely spaced repeat of two-dimensional botehs with strongly accentuated outlines and a diagonal cruciform flower at their centres. The botehs are arranged in offset rows that regularly change direction, with further diagonal  cruciform flowers placed between them. Another example of this comparatively rare group has been published in an American exhibition catalogue, where it is described as a "Saliani" Karabagh. – Good condition, the original selvedges survive but have been repaired in places.


    Literature:
    KESHISHIAN, HAROLD M. (ed.), The Treasure of the Caucasus. Rugs from American Collections. Washington 1992, pl. 19

    • Lot203
    • OriginSouth Caucasus, Karabagh
    • Dimensions204 x 120 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR6,820

    Two large sunburst medallions take up most of the brown-red field, with only one row of palmettes added to the design at each end. Despite the fact that the rug has red wefts, it is probably not a Kazak because the narrow main border is a characteristic feature of Karabagh. Excellent quality wool, brilliant colours. – Very good condition.


  • Qashqa’i Khorjin

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    • Lot204
    • OriginSouth West Persia, Fars
    • Dimensions236 x 66 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,193

    The double bags woven by the Qashqa’i nomads were usually cut up before they came on the market because the separate halves were easier to sell. Completely preserved examples like this very beautiful khorjin with knotted faces and red kilim backs are rarities. – Good condition, no longer joined at the sides.


  • Bijar Garrus Vagireh

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    • Lot205
    • OriginNorth West Persia, Kurdistan
    • Dimensions246 x 175 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR23,560

    Vagirehs are rug samplers that display various options for field and border designs at their original scale. They were used to show clients the designs that a workshop was able to produce. Far more vagirehs from Kurdistan have survived than from any other Persian area. – This gorgeous Bijar vagireh woven in a large rug format is from the Garrus region. A spacious Harshang design drawn in the Kurdish style covers the white field, which terminates in a steep gable at each end. The midnight blue spandrels are patterned with blossoms and shrubs. Characteristic of Garrus, the light green main border with red palmettes and arabesques as well as convoluted yellow bands is placed on the right-hand side. Two other border designs are depicted on a red ground on the left and at the lower end. – Slight signs of age and wear, good condition.