South West Anatolia Prayer Milas Rug

19th Century South West Anatolia Prayer Milas Rug

During the 19th century, Milas prayer rugs were woven in large quantities and exported to every country in the Ottoman Empire, as proven by their regular appearance in orientalist paintings. In this example, the red field is shaped like a turret, with a diamond placed at the top. The very wide, yellow-ground main border is decorated with large floral motifs. The very beautiful star borders contains a large proportion of aubergine. – Good pile original ends and selvedges nice kilim ends.Size 110 x 140 cm

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