Milas rug (77) (1109)

Milas prayer rug from south west Anatolia (Turkey)

Age: circa 1870

Size: 5'.3"x3'.9" (160x114 cm)

The soft red madder sub-field displays a pole medallion of two and a half lozenges edged by tiny buds and these buds also surround the field.The niche is pinched by two red lateral triangles.Secondary ornaments in the field include various rosettes,jewelry,botehs and a suspended flower.The ivory spandrels show four columns of abstract carnations.The light yellow main border hosts S bordered discs separated by mostly four squared rosettes.The nearly black inner border features green meander enclosing small leaves while the outer minor shows colorful rosettes.There are three reciprocal zig-zag narrow lines.The red selvedges are intact.The handle is soft and pliable.All the colors are from natural sources.The rug is in good condition.

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