Early 20th Century Turkish Sivas Brown, Green and Beige Handwoven Wool Carpet BB3962 13'9" × 21'8" $35,000
An unusual early 20th century Turkish Sivas antique garden carpets, the caramel field with flowering branches around a central rectangle containing a brown striped centerpiece and issuing thick geometric bands, the rectangular spandrels similar within a narrow green 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 rugs decorated with architectural motifs serving as models for centuries of village weavers of antique rugs and textiles across Anatolia.
Sivas 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.
Early 20th Century Turkish Sivas Brown, Green and Beige Handwoven Wool Carpet BB3962