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Rugs & Carpets at Nagel

Tekke animal tree asmalyk, Nagel

Lot 25, Tekke animal tree asmalyk, Turkmenistan, 18th/19th century, 91 x 140 cm, estimate €20000

The star piece of the upcoming Rugs & Carpets, Ethnographic Art sale at Nagel in Stuttgart on 24 March is lot 25, a Tekke animal tree asmalyk. From the collection of former Stuttgart district Court councillor Burkhardt, it is a new discovery, becoming one of only 14 known examples of this type. An Ushak Lotto carpet (lot 1) with a blue ground ragged palmette border from the 17th century hails from the same collection. Familiar from the cover of Tappeti antichi. Collezione Orler (2008) is a late 19th century pinwheel Kazak (lot 31), decorated with seven swastikas in varying shades of dark blue. Lot 30, a late 17th century Transylvanian plain-niche prayer rug, comes with an inviting estimate of €4000. Other highlights include a Kurdish carpet fragment with a black-ground afshan design and a boteh-patterned yellow field Bakthiar kilim (lot 119). 

Ushak Lotto carpet, Nagel

Lot 1, Ushak Lotto carpet, west Anatolia, 17th century, 154 x 111 cm, estimate €6000

Pinwheel Kazak rug, Nagel

Lot 31, pinwheel Kazak rug, Caucasus, late 19th century, 260 x 196 cm, estimate €12000

Transylvanian prayer rug, Nagel

Lot 30, Transylvanian prayer rug, west Anatolia, late 17th century, 163 x 123 cm, estimate €4000

Kurdish carpet, Nagel auction

Lot 57, carpet fragment, northwest Persia, 19th century, 242 x 204 cm, estimate €600 and Lot 119, Bakthiar kilim, west central Persia, circa 1900, 329 x 162 cm, estimate €600

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