Saturday, September 16th 2017 @ 8:35pm EDT
An antique Turkish area rug. This rectilinear wool rug is hand-knotted in an abrashed palette of cream, rose, vermillion, midnight blue, mocha, tangerine, and cornsilk. It begins with a squared star medallion nestled inside of a large stepped pendant medallion, which is grounded in midnight blue and populated with palmettes, boteh, and flowers. These rest on a cream-colored lozenge, which, in turn, rests on a rose-colored field featuring stylized herati elements in the corners. The field is framed by three borders, including a split-leaf meandering primary border over mocha and two meandering carnation minor borders over cream. Selvedges are overcast. Ends finish with unbound wool warp fringe. The rug is unlabeled.
- wear to pile is significant in some areas, with balding; there is a small hole on the border; unbound fringe, with loss to pile; significant fraying along selvedges; the rug could benefit from professional cleaning.
43.5" W x 0.25" H x 77.5" D
- approximately 3.6’ W x 6.5’ W.