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PROPERTY FROM THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION

A fragmented 'Karapinar' rug, South Central Anatolia
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65

PROPERTY FROM THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION

A fragmented 'Karapinar' rug, South Central Anatolia
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Details & Cataloguing

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A fragmented 'Karapinar' rug, South Central Anatolia

Literature

Alexander, C., A Foreshadowing of 21st Century Art The Color and Geometry of Very Early Turkish Carpets, New York, 1993, pp. 230 - 231, ill. pp. 14 (detail), 29 & 231.

Alexander. C., 'Early Turkish Rugs A New Way of Looking', Hali, April, 1991, issue 56, p. 122.

Catalogue Note

The present ‘Karapinar’ is extraordinary in its rich and saturated palette and is a truly spectacular example of Central Anatolian weaving. Very few comparisons can be drawn to this lot other than those already within this collection; the blues within the field can be seen in the two Konya fragments, lots 63 and 64 and the border is reminiscent of the Alexander ‘Pink Panther’ lot 30, with motifs within both the spandrels and extant border. The distinctive bright white in the undyed wool in this example is a characteristic of the ‘Karapinar’ group, for a full discussion on the genre see lot 30.

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