Late 19th Century North West Anatolia Feshane Quran Bag Design Silk Rug
Hereke workshops, which later specialised in the production of ultra-fine silk rugs, initially wove a great variety of designs and formats. This rare piece emulates a Feshane carpet with three eight-pointed star medallions. Like those of Tabriz and other Persian towns, the workshops of Hereke would only have seen illustrations of their historic models. Large-format, printed graphic reproductions only became available after publication of the "Vienna Work", which accompanied the Great Vienna Exhibition, i.e. not before the last decade of the 19th century. – Signs of age and wear, somewhat damaged sides and ends.Size 125 x 185 cm Silk on Silk.