While visiting my favorite rug seller in Ankara,
he showed us this piece...
He said it was from
Corum, brought to him by a seller from that area. Not sure of dates of
origin, but definitely Osmanli.
A detail of the
embroidery, said to be silk.
Beautiful handiwork. Glorious to behold.
had it in his shop and intended to display it although he said he wasn't
going to sell it. Someone in our party advised him strongly to rethink
this, that his shop door was not secure enough for such a piece as this.
It could disappear quite easily.
I think he said he paid about 350
Regards from Ankara