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    Sale 2006

    Oriental Rugs And Carpets Including Property From The Doris Duke Collection And The Newport Restoration Foundation

    3 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 35

    A CUENCA RUG

    SPAIN, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CUENCA RUG
    Spain, 17th Century
    Approximately 8 ft. 4 in. x 4 ft. 2 in. (254 cm. x 127 cm.)


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    The town of Cuenca, near Guadalajara, appears from surviving examples to have been the most productive of the Spanish weaving centers in the seventeenth century. While the technique is the same as that of all of Spain, with knots tied onto single warps in alternating rows, the colors and designs are usually immediately recognizable. The vast majority of them are of Turkish inspiration, however, this examples shows the influence of the weaver's Hispano-Moresque heritage.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE DORIS DUKE COLLECTION AND THE NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION (LOTS 31-41)