Ladik

Additional information

Origin

Width

4'0"

Length

6'3"

Style

Size Category

Product Categories

Scatter Rugs

Design Format

Pattern

Background Color

Palette

Condition Report

Selvedges not original, reknotted area in field and other small repairs

Provenance

Being sold on behalf of a Cambridge, Massachusetts collector

Period

Dimensions

4'0" x 6'3"

$35,000.00

Available

This classic Ladik prayer rug from central Anatolia draws an open deep-red crenelated ‘mihrab’ niche with contrasting slate-blue spandrels. In keeping with the genre, colorful tulips rise from a row of stylized Ottoman lappets to form an upper panel. A boldly drawn ‘gothic’ border frames the piece, rendering geometric forms derived from palmette design. In this context, these forms seem 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. Property of a Florida collector. Provenance: Sold by Peter Pap in 1996