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Major Spring Auction

Saturday 28. May 2022 at 3 p.m.

175 Lots
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    • Lot247
    • OriginWestern Central Persia, Luristan
    • Dimensions290 x 172 cm
    • Ageca. 1900
    • Result EUR2,838

    Very good condition, full pile preserved, original finishes all around.


  • Obruk Prayer Kilim (Fragment)

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    • Lot248
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Konya
    • Dimensions105 x 142 cm
    • Ageca. 1800
    • Result EUR1,290

    The surviving section is the upper third of a prayer kilim which was probably some 250 - 270 cms long and thus unusually large. The green-ground horizontal panel at the lower end of the fragment still shows the tip of the arch, with two large red flowers placed at its sides. Further flowers adorn the ochre panel above it. The wide white main border contains diamonds whose tips are decorated with triangles. The colours, the style of drawing and the small cone-like motifs divided horizontally in the middle suggest that this village kilim was woven in the vicinity of Obruk. – Obvious signs of age and wear, holes and missing areas. Mounted onto a brown fabric.


  • Gaziantep Kilim

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    • Lot249
    • OriginSouth East Anatolia
    • Dimensions379 x 161 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,000

    A large two-panel kilim woven in a design of wide horizontal panels. Each panel contains three diamonds with stepped outlines and accentuated vertical tips placed side by side. Decorated with six stars, the device is characteristic of these kilims, which were woven by Kurdish tribal groups in the province of Gaziantep bordering North Syria. – Very good condition.


    Literature:
    PETSOPOULOS, YANNI, Der Kelim. Ein Handbuch. Munich 1980, no. 203 *** BALPINAR, BELKIS & HIRSCH, UDO, Flachgewebe des Vakiflar-Museums Istanbul. Wesel 1982, pl. 53

  • Gelveri Yastik

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    • Lot251
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions102 x 55 cm
    • Agesecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,054

    Anatolian yastiks are cushion faces. These miniature rugs were woven for home use in traditional designs free from commercial influences, and are now coveted collector’s items. A textile back was attached to the knotted face, then the cushion was stuffed with cotton or sea grass. This antique yastik was produced in the village of Gelveri situated to the north west of Niğde. The shield-shaped field, with an inner outline of slanting hooks, is almost completely filled by two large floral stars. A larger rug of the same design is illustrated in Brüggemann/Böhmer, and a yastik in Benardout. – Signs of age and wear, missing sections in the pile, the original selvedges have partially survived, slightly reduced ends.


    Literature:
    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hanover 1980, no. 13 *** BENARDOUT, RAYMOND, Woven Stars. Los Angeles 1996, no. 90 *** MOREHOUSE, BRIAN, Yastiks. Philadelphia 1996, no. 61

  • Kurdish Rug (Fragment)

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    • Lot252
    • OriginNorth West Persia, North Kurdistan
    • Dimensions232 x 106 cm
    • Agefirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR2,480

    Rows of hexagons in changing ground colours, each enclosing a diamond decorated with four double hooks, combine into a strictly symmetrical repeat in the dark blue field. The spaces between the primary designs contain pairs of reciprocal white hook designs linked by vertical poles. – Only a very few Kurdish rugs with this lattice design of archaic appearance have survived. Burns has published a very similar example, attributing it to the Herki tribe of northern Kurdistan. – Obvious signs of age and wear, a number of holes, the left side and lower right corner are missing.


    Literature:
    BURNS, JAMES D., Antique Rugs of Kurdistan. London 2002, no. 25 *** DIENES, GERHARD M. & REINISCH, HELMUT, 2001 und 1e Nacht. Teppiche und Textilien aus Privatsammlungen. Graz 2001, no. 167

    Published:
    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 53, 20 November 1999, lot 167