A silk and metal thread Zareh Penyamin Kum Kapi prayer rug Istanbul, 5 ft 7 in x 3 ft 10 in (170 x 117 cm)

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Lot 43
A silk and metal thread Zareh Penyamin Kum Kapi prayer rug
Istanbul, 5 ft 7 in x 3 ft 10 in (170 x 117 cm) signed

Sold for £ 5,258 (US$ 7,225) inc. premium
A silk and metal thread Zareh Penyamin Kum Kapi prayer rug
Istanbul,
the claret field with vines and flowerheads below an arched mihrab framed by mint green spandrels enclosed by aztec gold borders of cartouches containing script
5 ft 7 in x 3 ft 10 in (170 x 117 cm) signed

Footnotes

  • Zareh Penyamin was a Turkish Armenian master weaver of the Kum Kapi area in Istanbul. His carpets were usually signed discreetly in the field in one or more of the palmettes. Zareh is best known for the 'Sultan's Head' prayer rug design. He died in 1949.
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