James Cohen | Antique Carpets
Melas rug, Western Anatolia (Turkey)
The forebears of this rugs weaver were making what are today called 'Transylvanian' rugs, so named after the area of Eastern Europe where they were rediscovered. You can see similarities in the weft and the shape of the knots. Also, the border elements are reminiscent of Classical Turkish pieces. In any case, this is a beautiful little rug, with soft and silky wool and rich natural dyes. The ground colour is a particularly fetching shade of red. Lovely. Very good pile, black knots completely corroded away and in need of a little repair to the sides which will be done included in the price. I date this lovely rug to the first half of the 19th century.
3'8" x 5'9" / 112 x 175cm
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