44443 Antique Bergama, Turkey, circa 1800 - A classical Turkish shield medallion design graces the field of this rare and unusual early Turkish rug. Woven in the Bergama region of northwest Turkey perhaps I the late eighteenth century, it preserves a design centuries older still. But the glory of this carpet is its complex border of stylized cruciform rosettes in reds blues, and golds set against and ivory ground. Minor borders of diamond rosettes and wave pattern flank and reinforce the broad main border. The palette is exceptional in the range beauty of its colors.
Size: 3. ft x 4. ft 06 in (0.91 m x 1.37 m)