"Prayer Rugs, Istanbul Or Brousse, Turkey, 122 Cm X 173 Cm, Early Nineteenth Century"Prayer rug, from Istanbul or Brousse, Turkey, from the beginning of the 19th century and measuring 122 cm wide by 173 cm long in wool with silk.
The sober undulating bow Mihrab, in decorative element like the palmette and the rosette are common to all the Ottoman decorative arts.
The use of a limited range of colors such as red, golden yellow, cream-brown and beige, are and remains one of the typical features of the court Ottoman style known as "saz".
They are the rarest of this production which began in the middle of the 16th century in the factories of Brousse and Istanbul.
The carpets considered rare of this production, present a mihrab of solid hue whose decorative function is entrusted to the arch of the niche in wavy and complex shape and its entourage, boards, spandrels and in particular the main border which hosts on a creamy brown background, scrolls of palmettes, rosettes and leaves.
In the center of the niche, two graceful red and yellow-gold columns, formed of arabesques, follow what may be a reminiscence of the Medahil, which occupies the sides and the bottom of the niche.
The lamp, graceful and elegant, descends without ostentatious color from the middle of the top of the niche.
The four stripes are composed of stylized geranium flowers alternating red and brown-cream on a golden yellow background of the most beautiful effect.
This beautiful carpet, very bright is in good condition
Dimensions: width: 122 cm (4 Ft) x length: 173 cm (68 in)
This rug has been cleaned professionally and environmentally friendly.
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