714 | Rugs & Carpets, Ethnographic Art
A Choice of Highlights

September 9th 2014

Shakhrisyabz Suzani silk embroidery with pastel red flowers and palmettes, branches and tendrils with blue and yellow blossoms and four small birds, Uzbekistan, 19th century

Konya prayer rug, Central Anatolia, late 18th/early 19th century

Lotto Ushak rug, West Anatolia,
17th century

Pectoral shield (h. 24 cm) made of plant fibre adorned with a row of nine and a row of eight boar teeth, with black seed capsules and shell pieces, New Guinea, Aitape area before 1914, from the collection of the ethnologist Prof. Dr. Thomas Michel, ex collection Heinrich Ahlvers, paymaster of the shipping company Norddeutsche Lloyd in Deutsch-Guinea in 1890-94 and hotelier in the former Friedrich-Wilhelms-Hafen until his internment in Australia in 1914

Asmat-shield (h. 180 cm) of the ‚area A’ with carved hook and diamond motifs and an ancestor symbol on top of the shield, the wood coloured in white, reddish and black and with tied fibres of the sago palm, New Guinea before 1972, from the collection of the ethnologist Prof. Dr. Thomas Michel, purchased in situ in 1972

Tekke Animal-Tree-Ensi, Turkmenistan, late 19th century

Saryk Chuval (= no. 33, in: Loges, Turkmenische Teppiche (1978), Turkmenistan, second half 19th century, and other Turkoman rugs from the Dr. Werner Loges Collection.

A yellow Khamseh rug with a Farangi-Göl-Pattern, South Persia, early 20th century

Etruscan and South Italian pottery 7th-4th century BC. from a south German private collection.

Heriz silk rug, Northwest Persia, late
19th century.

A yellow Bergama rug patterned
with 2 x 4 flowers framed by a wide cartouche border, West Anatolia,
mid 19th century