Anatolian Yastiks 6
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.