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PROPERTY FROM THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION

A 'Karapinar' rug, South Central Anatolia
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PROPERTY FROM THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION

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

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A 'Karapinar' rug, South Central Anatolia
approximately 141 by 112cm; 4ft. 8in., 3ft. 8in.
18th century or earlier
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Provenance

With The Textile Gallery 1979.

Literature

Alexander, C., A Foreshadowing of 21st Century Art The Color and Geometry of Very Early Turkish Carpets, New York, 1993, pp. 198 - 201, ill. pp. 73 (detail) & 199

Hali, Summer 1979, vol. II, no. 1, p. 67.

Catalogue Note

The present work, as with lot 29, has been woven with displaced warps and so may have originated from Ladik. However elements within the design would suggest the Karapinar region, see lot 30 for a discussion on the group. In the entry in his book Alexander likens the large ‘guls’ within the field to early an early Seljuk carpet, which may be their origination. When advertised in 1979 this rug was catalogued as an ‘Anatolian Village Rug, 16th century.’ The border design within the offered lot is similar to some of those cited in May Beattie’s article and Penny Oakley’s subsequent article, see Beattie. M., ‘Some Rugs of the Konya Region’, Oriental Art, London, Spring, 1976, vol. 22, pp. 60 – 75 and Oakley. P., 'fact or fiction 'Karapinar' rugs from Central Anatolia', Hali, Winter, 2010, issue 166, p. 41, pl. 2.

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