The first Wannenes web-only auction of Carpets and Antique Textiles will take place 15-30 March 2021 and includes 141 carpet and textile lots. Among the pieces on sale are antique Caucasian rugs, Shahsavan and Turkmen pieces, East Turkestan and Chinese rugs, Anatolian and Persian rugs and kilims, and much more.
One of the highlights is a large Chinese carpet, lot 82, from the Beijing area with a special with an estimate of €7,000 – €9,000. The central medallion in this carpet is depicting a large dragon guarding the flaming pearl. Flowers are fundamental symbols in China. Each month is associated with a flower and the list varies from place to place. The edges of the carpet show several motifs related to Buddhist culture for good luck.
The composition of the Kazak prayer rug, lot 52, from the Central Causasus, dated around 1873, is remarkable. The estimate is €5,000 – €7,000.
A Hereke in Anatolian knotted silk from 1950 with an unusual six-prayer decoration and an estimate of €3,000 – €4,000, and a Chinese or Tibetan carpet, lot 81, with peony motif from 1940 also draw attention.
An Anatolian Kirsehir prayer rug, lot 117, circa 1880 has a delicate cream colour, decorated with a motif called Leopard spots or Selendi. Estimate €1,300 – €1,700.
Also from the Kirsehir area, a town between Ankara and Kayseri in central Turkey famous for the knotting of prayer rugs, a piece dated around 1900, lot 62, with an estimate of €1,200 – €1,600, decorated with cherry red, sun yellow, grass green and ocean blue colours.
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