Prayer Rug with Çintamani Pattern

Circa 1860
Selendi, Western Anatolia
153 cm x 103 cm
5'0" x 3'4"

A true beauty, distinguished by an ivory background overlaid on its perimeter by a very elegant border. This encloses a repeat, diagonally arranged pattern of the çintamani motif, partly enclosed within a cochineal red niche containing ’S’ elements. This culminates in a beautifully drawn cusp holding bicoloured leafs in the same style and colours of the border. A very accomplished rug, woven with competence and conviction, orchestrating Ottoman design elements with the bravura of the best directors.

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