Sivas Rugs


Antique Sivas Carpet, early 20th Century

Eastern Central Anatolia

344 cm. x 292 cm.

Unusually colored, this decorative carpet is original all around, with remains of the original kilim ends. The pile is evenly low and partially worn.

Sivas Carpet Fragment, 17th century

164 cm. x 132 cm.

This fragment is the upper half of an archaic East Anatolian carpet. The green central medallion must have originally been very beautiful. The powerful style of drawing and the delicate colours indicate an early date. Expertly mounted on canvas.

Red Field Sivas Rug

A Sivas carpet, Anatolia.

11 ft. 7 in. x 17 ft. 14 in.

Sivas Fragment, 18th century

East Anatolia, 18th century.

217 cm. x 83 cm.

Only the left part of this carpet has survived. There are holes and worn out areas. The piece is perfectly mounted on canvas.

Cyprus and Flower Sivas Rug

Sivas carpet, West Anatolia.

12 ft. x 14 ft. 10 in.

Sivas carpet, circa 1920

Origin: West Turkey

13 ft. x 9 ft. 11 in.

Sivas carpet, circa 1900

Origin: West Turkey

11 ft. 1 in. x 8 ft. 6 in.

Sivas Kilim Saf, 19th century

Origin: East Anatolia

Size: 236 cm. x 157 cm.

Notes: This type of kilim was made by a tribe of Caucasian origin which had migrated to Turkey to live in the vicinity of Sivas. The kilim is complete and in very good condition.

Yastik Central Anatolia, 1850 or earlier

Type: Turkish Rug

Size: 2 ft. 9 in. x 2 ft.

Description: This yastik displays palette and design features (paired flowers and rosettes in the main border) that suggest a possible central Anatolian attribution. Yet, a field design of multiple stacked and hooked medallions hint at a more easterly venue, possibly the Sivas region.

Design motifs, both primary and secondary, are simple and well-drawn. The dyes are from natural sources and are extraordinary in their depth. These include a strong reddish-orange and rich blue-green.

Condition: Very good. There is pile loss at both ends, mostly the bottom as shown in a detail view. When acquired, there was considerable oxidation of the brown and three holes in the lower one-third of the piece. These problems were addressed with high quality repairs made in Istanbul. The entire piece now has full pile in soft, lustrous wool.

Structure Warps: Wool, Ivory. Two strands, Z-spun, S-plied.

Wefts: Wool. Light orange. Two-three shoots.

Knots: Symmetrical, one level.

Sides: Two warps bundled and overcast.

Ends: Reduced.

Antique Zara rug, Sivas Area, late 19th century

Use: Rug or runner

Origin: Eastern Central Anatolia

Size: 343 cm. x 113 cm.

Notes: This is a very decorative runner with subdued colors, precisely knotted with quality wool. There are some minor repairs, but overall everything is in good condition.