Pictorial Koum Kapi Rugs

Guide to Pictorial Koum Kapi Rugs & Carpets

Examples:

Antique Silk pictorial Kum Kapi Rug circa 1910
Antique Silk pictorial Kum Kapi Rug circa 1910

General Classification: Turkish Rugs

MEASUREMENTS

210 by 140cm. 6ft. 11in. by 4ft. 7in.

DESCRIPTION

DATE OF OBJECT

Circa 1910

CATALOGUE NOTE

Rugs woven by the Armenian weavers of the so-called 'Kum Kapi' workshops in Istanbul usually derived their inspiration from Safavid designs. This rug is unusual, however, due to its pictorial subject matter, arranged in a landscape format and influenced by 19th century European 'Orientalist' pictures. The scene depicts a group of travelers and their mules in front of the Çesme of Sultan Ahmed III, with the Blue Mosque in the distance.


Antique Silk and Metal Thread KumKapi Rug early 20th century


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General Classification: Turkish Rugs

MEASUREMENTS

168 by 129cm. 5ft. 6in. by 4ft. 3in.

DESCRIPTION

Early 20th century, probably depicting a courtyard at the Topkapi Palace