Antique Turkish Sivas Workshop Rug of Shawl Design, Circa 1880
Antique North East Anatolian Sivas rug with Persian 'shawl' design. This outstanding and scarce rug was woven in the Turkish town of Sivas in the late 19th century. At this time the workshops of Sivas were producing rugs of strong Persian design influence, and in this case the design is the striped 'Shawl' design. It is considered that the weavers were most likely to be Armenian.
The rug is of very fine weave and has outstanding clear dye colours. Excellent condition with even wear and medium pile. The rug has been hand washed and is suitable for light domestic use.
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Origin: Sivas, Turkey
Age: Circa 1880
Size: 5ft 7in x 3ft 10in (170 x 117cm)
Antique Turkish Sivas Workshop Rug of Shawl Design, Circa 1880 - R-1853