Antique Ghiordes, Turkey, circa 1900 - The bold, exciting, and spontaneous allover pattern of vines and palmettes on this extraordinary antique Ghiordes reflects the style of the Turkish carpets produced in nearby Oushak, although the detail and composition ultimately reflect classical Caucasian carpets as well. But while the various vines and palmettes are arranged in a drop repeat design reminiscent of classical blossom and ‘Dragon’ rugs, much of the detail is improvised and asymmetrical, and it is this that so animates the composition. The S-dragon vinescroll border is quite striking, and its terracotta ground provides the right contrast or framing effect for the field. The rest of the palette with its tans and mauves is cool and decorative like the best Oushaks.
Size: 11 ft 06 in x 15 ft 04 in (3.51 m x 4.67 m)