100. A unique Antique Turkish 'hunting' Rug

Turkish Kayseri Hunting Rug

100. Provenance: Kayseri, Turkey

Size: 134 x 173 cm

Age: Circa 1890

Condition: Fair. All over low pile.

Notes: Fascinating. A hunting scene with American bison, Native American hunters and (copulating?) rabbits in the major border. Unique. No doubt woven for the then growing US market. A piece of woven history, especially for you Americans out there. Tight, even weave. Ivory, red, indigo. Mercerised cotton on cotton foundation.