|Guido: Thank you for this reference. Now we have one of these
Karapinars illustrated in a vertical format! Undoubtably this is a two
medallion fragment from a larger kilim. The background motifs are
considerably more complex in form and visually more prominent than in my
example and the Vakiflar one. The "tuning forks" are also multicolored.
This opinion is quite subjective and of course I like all these kilims,
but the large and prominent background motifs combined with the
multicolored "tuning forks" tend to diminish the powerful, "super nova"
effect of the serrated medallions. Incidentally, this example also
contrasts the two shades of red, a phenomenon that distinguishes the