Anatolian Kilim Fragment, Central Anatolia, circa 1800(?), 12’ 4” x 2’ 7”
The bold graphics, including larger and sparser than normal secondary and tertiary elements with blazing colors distinguish this example from others of the type. The format is not atypical at all, but the manner in which it is executed identifies this as an older example of a familiar type.
The condition is apparent in the photos, there is a significant amount of corrosion in the ‘niche’ like elements.
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