Çumra is a Turkish town in the vicinity of Konya in central Anatolia. Rugs woven here are known for their soft wool, bold drawing, and diversity of vibrant colors. This Chumra rug uses a filed design consisting of two large eight-pointed stars drawn within octagons. Vibrant and dynamic rams' horns ornament outlines each as well as the perimeter of the field. This design is indicative of 'yataks' or sleeping rugs as is the thick pile knotted in this piece. The freedom of drawing and playful use of bold color seen in this piece are hallmarks of Anatolian village aesthetics and it is most likely that this piece was woven for local domestic use rather than as an export piece.
Chumra prayer rugMid 19th C.
- Excellent condition. kilim end rewoven on end
- Being sold on behalf of a Northern California collector
- 3' 5"
- 5' 11"
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