Milas rug (70) (1027)

Milas prayer rug from South Western Anatolia (Turkey)

Age: circa 1890

Size: 6'.4"x4'.6" (193x137 cm)

The ivory field is decorated above with a simple palmette pattern over a red pinched niche centered by a rosette and stiff vine design.Inside the mihrab is a small bud fringe.Of the eight patterned borders the main stripe,in burnt apricot,displays a large aubergine palmette,smaller red palmette and rosette design.The outer ivory minor border has a colorful rosette motif and the inner light mustard minor shows a simple meander.There are six narrow barber pole bitonal lines,four zig zag stripes and a diagonal bar design on light mustard innermost.At the top end is a broad red flatwoven end panel followed by a macrame braided warp band.The rug has a soft and pliable handle.All the colors are from natural sources.The condition is good except for a couple of small old repairs.

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