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A SILK KASHGAR FRAGMENT
A SILK KASHGAR FRAGMENT

EAST TURKESTAN, LATE 18TH CENTURY

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A SILK KASHGAR FRAGMENT
East Turkestan, Late 18th Century
The field with a lattice of linked octagons containing rosettes within a border of a hexagonal lattice around cusped cartouches containing character roundels flanked by stylized leaves with an inner burgundy leafy vine stripe
Approximately 5 ft. 11 in. x 4 ft. 6 in. (180 cm. x 137 cm.)
Provenance
The Bernheimer Family Collection of Carpets; Christie's London, 14 February 1996, lot 185.

Lot Essay

Warp: ivory, cotton, Z3-5S, at edges hardly depressed and slightly undulating, generally considerably depressed and undulating
Weft: 3 shoots, cotton, ivory or reddish, very rarely light blue, first and third undulating, second somewhat more so
Pile: silk, Z2-4S, asymmetrical open to the right, H3.1 x V2.4/cm.
Sides: the main weft passes around and through three additional bundled warps, additional red silk yarn wound with the additional warps around two, three and the outermost warp
Lower end: approx. 0.5 cm. flatweave with yellow silk Z2S
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