Melas rugs

Melas (Milas) is an ancient city in the Muğla Province in southwestern Anatolia. Melas has been a collecting point for rugs produced in the surrounding villages.

Melas Rug. Western Anatolia, circa 1860. (Exhibitor Hakiemie Rugs Ltd at LARTA 2020)
Lot 288: Melas prayer rug 19th century, 5ft. x 2ft. 11in. 1.52m. x 0.89m. (Netherhampton Salerooms 18 September 2019)
Antique Melas rug, first half of the 19th century. Size 113 x 173 cm. (Exhibitor James Cohen at Hali Fair 2019)
Lot 277. Melas rug, West Anatolia first quarter 19th century. 142×122 cm. (Netherhampton Salerooms 15 May 2019)
Mid 19th century Melas rug. (Robert T. Mosby)
Melas, West Anatolia, circa 1800. (Exhibitor Hans Homm)
Melas prayer rug, west Anatolia, second half 19th century, 4ft. 10in. x 3ft. 9in. 1.47m. x 1.14m. (Netherhampton Salerooms 20 September 2017)
Lot 277. Melas prayer rug, west Anatolia, first half 19th century, 4ft. 11in. x 3ft. 8in. 1.50m. x 1.12m. (Netherhampton Salerooms 9 December 2015)
Melas prayer rug 116×154 cm. (Exhibitor Alberto Boralevi at Sartirana Textile Show 2012)
Melas rug 19th century 150 x 113 cm. (Wannenes 28 November 2012)
Lot 7. 19th century Melas 120 x 110 cm. (Van Ham 30 October 2013)
Lot 5. Melas Prayer Rug, Southwest Anatolia, circa 1850, 4 ft. 11 in. x 3 ft. 8 in. (Skinner 28 March 2015)
A Melas prayer rug, Southwest Anatolia mid-19th century. Approximately 6ft. by 4ft. 2in. (1.83 by 1.27m.) (Sothebys 19 May 2011)

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