Size: 5ft 11in x 4ft 9in (180 x 145cm)
Antique Turkish ?Siirt? Blanket (battaniye).
Very rare white ground Angora Mohair blanket.
These blankets are made in the town of Siirt, in Turkey. They are a local tradition, woven on simple looms using Mohair wool from the local Angora goats. After weaving the face of the blanket is brushed with a steel comb to produce a very soft long pile.
These blankets make ideal throws for covering furniture or beds, they also make ideal hangings with their bold graphic design.
A superb old example with a very interesting medallion design.
Hand washed and ready for use or display.
Stock Number: 2258
Category: Kilims,Flatweaves, origin/type: Anatolian kilims. Age: pre-1910
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