West Anatolia, Manisa Province Ghordes Rug

 West Anatolia, Manisa Province Ghordes Rug

Circa 1850s In this large Ghiordes woven in a niche design, the green mihrab field framed by an inner surround of flowers is empty below the steep stepped arch except for a bouquet of flowers. In contrast, the floral design of the light blue section above it is extremely dense. Two panels placed at the lower and upper ends of the field are filled with red cloudbands. The main border of seven white and dusky pink vertical stripes decorated with tiny flowers is a characteristic feature of these workshop weavings. Much in demand during the 19th century, they were produced in large numbers and exported to every region of the Ottoman Empire. They had a decorative function as wall ornaments and were not used as prayer rugs. – Good condition.Size 155 x 214 cm 

Literature:
HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VII. Munich 1985, no. 12

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