Antique Kula Turkish Rug


Age pre-1910. This circa 1800-1825 Kula rug measures 4’3” X 6’2” (131 x 189 cm). It is a very beautiful Kula prayer rug with a light blue prayer niche completely filled with small white tulips surrounded with a three colored frame in peach to grey green. The ivory spandrels are filled with Ottoman tulips in red and gold completely surrounded by 17 stripes in various colors which are also filled with tiny flowers. The stripes are in red, gold, ivory and blue. The top end is missing the outside border. The bottom end is complete including the selvedge. The rug is evenly low. There are a couple of reweaves which are very well done and at least 100 years old. There are lazy lines visible from the back. This rug is the real deal. The twin to this rug is photographed in a 100 year old book that I own and it’s listed early 19th century which to me means 1800-1825. I doubt it. To me this rug screams 18th century or older. It’s got it all. The archaic motif. The lazy lines. The ancient repair. But I will err on the side of caution and advertise as 1st quarter 19th century although I believe it is 18th century and possibly older. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance of $50.00

Robert T. Mosby Inc.: Address: 4705 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL 34233, USA Email: rtmosby@verizon.net Web site: www.antiqueorientalrugs.com Robert Mosby has been in the antique rug business for 40 years. He specializes in Turkish, Caucasian and Antique Chinese Rugs.

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