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Western Turkey (SOLD)
2' 10" x 3' 7" (86cm x 109cm) Circa 1850
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TURKISH KOZAK, Western Turkey
2' 10" x 3' 7"
86cm x 109cm
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(Connoisseur-Caliber) ("New Arrivals Gallery")This little mat woven by nomads in the mountains in the Bergama area of Western Turkey packs a tremendous amount of artistic nuance into its small squarish dimensions. If you are a fan of abrash, these stokes of color striating are brilliant, capturing a bold spontaneity that is mind-boggling. Antique rugs from Turkey sometimes offer a secondary color palette of very soft, very-difficult-to dye, enduring tonalities as is seen here, capturing an emotional delicacy akin to early Mohtasham Kashans. While this style is not a cousin of Caucasian Kazaks, its elemental quality, village weave, and portrayal of enigmatic symbology shares a kinship with that tribal aesthetic. Although some 170 years old, this rare collector's piece remains in exceedingly good condition, a remarkable achievement for a nomad rug. Learn About This Rug Type