Palm Beach Modern Auctions
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Modern + Contemporary Art & Design

Sat, May 20, 2023 12:00PM EDT
Lot 926

Afyon Tulu Turkish Hospitality Rug - Mezzanine Gallery Shop at Metropolitan Museum

Estimate: $400 - $500

Bid Increments

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$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
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$30,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$200,000 $25,000

Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: see Additional Information/Description
Marking(s); notes: circa 1970s-1980s
Country of origin; materials: Central Turkey; hand-spun goat hair
Dimensions (H, W, D): 48"l, 32"w (Note: Dimensions of rugs are approximate and have been rounded to the nearest inch.)
Additional Information: Village-made hospitality rug has colorful, moving locks of Angora goat hair thought by the Tulu people to bring good luck by distracting and repelling evil. Provenance: Personal collection of Saul Barodofsky, a retired expert in Turkish arts and culture. For over thirty years, his import firm Sun Bow Trading Co. provided most of the rugs sold in The Mezzanine Gallery Shop at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to running Sun Bow Trading from 1977 to 2018, Mr. Barodofsky's professional career included personally selecting rugs and artifacts for major US collections and co-founding an educational site on collectible weavings. Ages and origins of rugs are provided by the consignor, with our gratitude for their time and expertise.

Spring 2023 Auction Series
- Sat. May 6: Tupperware Corporate Collection: 1970s-1990s
- Sat. May 20: Modern & Contemporary Art + Design
- Now consigning: Fall 2023 Modern & Contemporary Art + Design

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Condition

good, some pulls at edges, wear consistent with age and moderate use