15 April 2010
A SILK ISTANBUL RUG
TURKEY, CIRCA 1910
Minimal wear in one corner, a couple of very small repairs
6ft.5in. x 4ft.7in. (196cm. x 140cm.)
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The approx. knot count is 8H x 10V per sq. cm.
The design of this carpet is adapted from that of the large Safavid silk Kashan hunting carpet in the Royal Collection in Sweden (Arthur Upham Pope, A Survey of Persian Art, Oxford, 1938, pl.1193).
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