Antique Turkish Sivas Carpet BB1683
Antique Turkish Sivas Carpet Description:
A second quarter 20th century Turkish Sivas rug, the beige field with an allover trellis of curving tendrils, cloudbands and stylized polychrome palmettes with scattered fleurons throughout within a midnight blue border with linked red cartouches.
Decorative antique carpets from Sivas in the southeast are finely woven and formal, tending to interpret the classical Persian style with central medallions and floral infill. A palette of soft and pale gelato tones in the typical antique Sivas rug makes it more feminine and sugary than other any other antique Turkish carpets. In the early nineteenth century, on the outskirts of Instanbul, the Hereke carpet workshop was established, becoming famous for producing exceptional, finely woven carpets of outstanding technical ability.