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Ghiordes

Mid 19th C.
Turkey
DESCRIPTION:

Ghiordes (or Gördes) is a Turkish town located in the Aegean region of western Anatolia. Ghiordes weavers are perhaps most famously known for their fine and delicate prayer rugs woven from at least the 17th century. Larger carpets are less common, but production of these oversize rugs started by the 19th century. Like Oushak and Smyrna pieces from neighboring areas of Aegean Turkey, 19th century oversized Ghiordes carpets are known for their soft tones of cream and khaki. Ghiordes carpets of the 18th and early 19th century, however, like smaller pieces woven here, often use a distinct red derived from cochineal beetles. The small medallion surrounded by fan-like foliage is a feature of several Anatolian groups from the Aegean region. Here it is rendered in a neoclassical style that was at the height of fashion in the Ottoman empire in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

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WIDTH:
14' 0"
LENGTH:
18' 0"
RUG ID:
18110
PRICE:
$40,000.00


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