Antique Demirçi Kula, Turkey, mid nineteenth century - This superb Demirçi Kula exemplifies the rug collector’s gold standard for Turkish pieces produced in the decades preceding the commercialization of village weaving. The finely stepped hexagonal field is filled with a classic Kula design of geometric arabesques and palmettes in pale blue and terracotta strewn across a rich cinnamon ground. Additional palmettes fill the navy cornerpieces that round out the field. A stunning carnation vinescroll border on a pale gold ground frames the field, supported by additional minor borders. The drawing is crisp and animated in the best Kula tradition, with a lustrous wool pile that maximizes the effects of the rich yet delicate color.
Style: Region Specific
Size: 4. ft x 5. ft (1.22 m x 1.52 m)