Turkish Yatak Rugs

A Yatak is a traditional Tribal bed or bed cover most commonly found in Turkey.

Examples:

Yatak Rug Ayiman Area C. 1900Yatak Rug Ayiman Area C 1900
Eastern Anatolia, circa 1900. Approx 232 x 121 cm.

This coarse, knotted Yatak with long, non-shorn pile shows a simple pattern of two rectangles in red, blue, yellow, green, and brown. It probably originates from the eastern Anatolian region, Ayiman, and served as a sleeping pad. Customized for their own needs and in daily use, such pieces have rarely survived. It was only in the last decades that they entered the West. Overall well maintained, pile in places worn out.



Karapinar Yatak Rug 

Karapinar Yatak Rug

A prayer rug.



Yatak Fragment 18th C. 
Yatak Fragment 18th C.

Western Central Anatolia, 18th century. ca. 172 x 135 cm. High pile and glowing colors. Expertly mounted. Beautiful collector’s item.



Kutahya Yatak, mid 19th C.

Kutahya Yatak, mid 19th C.

West Anatolia, mid 19th century. ca. 193 x 176 cm. This stunning example, from a well-known German collection, is complete with long kilims, original shirazi, and high pile. It has some old repairs with colors no longer matching.



Zakatale Yatak Gendje Region Rug
Zakatale Yatak Gendje Region Rug

Central Caucasus, Gendje region, late 19th century. Approx. 196 x 179 cm. Several reknotted areas, ends and sides restored.
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