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Turkish Pile Rugs 1 Turkish Pile Rugs 2 Turkish Flatweaves Anatolian Yastiks 1 Anatolian Yastiks 2 Anatolian Yastiks 3 Anatolian Yastiks 4 Anatolian Yastiks 5 Anatolian Yastiks 6 Anatolian Yastiks 7 Central Asia 1 Central Asia 2 Central Asia 3 Central Asia 4 Central Asia 5 Caucasus 1 Photo 2

Rugs and Trappings of Central Asia: The Collection of Dennis Dodds and Zinaida Vaganova

Very fine and early Timuri (Baluch group) carpet, approximately 4 x 6 feet, circa 1850-75, with refined drawing and excellent plush pile of soft spring lambs' wool. Understated palette with glowing indigo blues and madder based red-brown, with black dyes that are highly exidized, giving a scupltured surface texture to the pile. The delicate pale rose-madder in the border indicates a color that is seen only the earlier Baluch-group weavings. The flatwoven kilim ends are outstanding and in very good original condition.

Baluch small rug, 33 x 52 inches, with full pile in lustrous long staple wool. In excellent condition with original flatwoven kilim ends. Ex-collection: The Jerrehian Family.

Tekke Main Carpet 5.6 x 11 feet, circa 1875. Very finely woven as a supple piece of velvet cloth, with small highlights of pale blue and yellow silk. Elaborate pile elems. very good condition with slight localized wear and one old small restoration.

ABOVE: TURKMEN TRAPPING, Ersari tribe, kejebe design, 51 x 152 inches, last quarter 19th century

ABOVE: TURKMEN TRAPPING, Ersari tribe, kejebe design, 19th century (detail)