25 October 2007
A SILK AND METAL-THREAD KOUM KAPI MAT
ISTANBUL, TURKEY, CIRCA 1920
Finely woven, full silk pile, silver metal-thread, selvages frayed, original kilims with frayed fringes, pinned on board
2ft.4in. x 1ft.5in. (71cm. x 43cm.)
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The knot count is approximately 11H x 10V per cm. sq.
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