Great Grandma's Rug

Mar 07, 2022. 20:57 UTC
Great Grandma's Rug
United States of America

Turkish rugs

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Two pieces sewed together. 154" X 33" each piece


Owned by my great great grandma. Approximately 150+ years old

Answered within about 18 hours
Mar 08, 15:16 UTC
By Denizalp D.

Fair Market Value

$2,000 - $3,000 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$3,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hello Burak,

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Considering the photographs, overall pattern, knot density and the colours, I concluded that this is an Entirely Hand Knotted Turkish Uşak Eşme Kilim, dating back to the period between 1930-1950. The kilim is composed of two individual pieces. This is called a “Double Winged” design, coming from the term of “Çift Kanat” in Turkish. These piece were knotted for large halls and for the “Sofa” area of a traditional Turkish house which is the equal of today’s living room. When required, this large piece could easily be divided into to and could cover two different floor spaces. The piece is heavily decorated by traditional Anatolian motifs. The motifs in the central column are “Bereket” motifs with a “Star” motif in each piece. The larger symmetrical motif around the “Bereket” motifs are representing Chests and it is called a “Chest” motif. Each of the chests are filled with “Scorpion” motifs to prevent the owner of the rug from the bad fate and bad news. Composition of the piece is very colourful and the central base colour is black while the base colour of the borders are white, red and black. The piece is knotted wool on wool, a piece like this could take more than six months to knot if two people worked on it. A very collectable and high quality piece. The piece is in very good condition with small signes of age.

Entirely hand knotted.

Dimensions: 154 Inches by 33 Inches

Condition: The piece is in very good condition with small signes of age.

Provenance: Previously owned by the current owner’s great great grandmother.

Heavily decorated by traditional Anatolian patterns.


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