Am not familiar with this group - decribed as an "Antique Bergama Turkish rug with Memling Guls - Turkey - ca. 1870" by the previous seller.
3 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 3 in.
I acquired it for its looks ...
I think it is a special rug so it is still under study....
The illustrative mockup of the framed rug is not created to size.
Comments by others I reached out to:
"It is a beautiful rug and I believe it is from North West Anatolia from somewhere between Bergama and Canakkale (more close to Canakkale region).I think it is a wonderful Kozak from near Canakkale.Possibly a Holbein rug!"
"if you draw a white line around the pattern you get an octagon (gül). I don't know a name for it. The pattern consists of four rams' horns. Ram's horns symbolize fertility, heroism, strength or courage, and virility."
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user.Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections.Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.