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Anatolian Yastiks

The Collection of Dennis Dodds & Zinaida Vaganova. The yastik below is from Central Anatolia, likely from the Cappadocia region, and dating around 1850. A combination of light yellow, pale salmon madder, and 'denim' indigo blue dyes, along with a rather course weave, were used by weavers in Nevshehir, Avanos, Goreme and other villages in the region. The image is a tree-of-life, with upwardly angular stems and spiky blossoms, issuing from a vase at the bottom.

BELOW: Eastern Anatolia, possibly Kurdish, c. 1875-1900

BELOW: Kirshehir, c. 1850-75

BELOW: Karapinar, c. 1850, or before. The pinwheel motif is found on the ceramic tile revetments of an octagonal mausoleum, c 1350, at Shah-i-zindah near Samarkand.

BELOW: Dazgir, c. 1850-75

BELOW: possibly, Karapinar region, c. 1800-50, or earlier.

BELOW: probably western Anatolia, c. 1875