Large Antique Turkish Sivas Carpet BB0431 14'0" × 19'4" $70,000
An early 20th century Turkish Sivas rug, the light brown field with a serrated leaf, flowering vinery and blossom trellis overall, within a beige linked cartouche border.
With many weaving centers throughout Anatolia, each created an innately Turkish carpets with a distinct signature style native to its specific region. In the fifteenth century, inspired by the example set by the Timurid and Safavid Courts, Turkish artists introduced floral and Chinese motifs, first into ceramic tile-work and textiles, and then adapted into oriental carpet patterns. These designs included elegantly drawn prayer antique rugs decorated with architectural motifs serving as models for centuries of village weavers of rugs and textiles across Anatolia. Sivas large area rugs and carpets weavers traditionally used a smaller assortment of color than their Persian counterparts, achieving a remarkable range with only eight or nine colors. Primary colors tend to dominate, particularly blue and madder red, although a softer and lighter palette is often used on late nineteenth and early twentieth century carpets.
Large Antique Turkish Sivas Carpet BB0431