Ladik Prayer Rug

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Origin

Rug Categories

Scatter Rugs

Condition Report

Areas of repair, old mending, and re-piling in the field.

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Ralph Yohe Being sold on behalf of Kirk Landauer

Period

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Rug ID

$21,000.00

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Ladik prayer rugs from Central Anatolia are known for their distinctive depressed warp weave and repertoire of design combined with prized Anatolian saturated color. A classic crenelated mihrab niche is drawn with a madder-red ground, as stylized tulips stand above the arch in the Ladik fashion. A boldly drawn ‘gothic’ border frames the piece rendering geometric forms derived from palmette design but in this context seeming almost zoomorphic along a meandering aubergine vine-scroll. Of particular interest to rug enthusiasts is the outer guard row of linked flowers, reminiscent of similar Turkmen weaving traditions from Central Asia.