28 April 2005
A SILK AND METAL-THREAD KOUM KAPI RUG
BY ZAREH PENYAMIN, ISTANBUL, TURKEY, CIRCA 1910
The pale mauve field with a "Shah 'Abbas" design of scrolling tendrils issuing palmettes overlaying cloudbands with occasional perching birds, in a dusty indigo meandering palmette vine border between pale lemon-yellow and mauve floral meander stripes, signed in a number of places, full pile throughout, colours slightly faded, a few small repairs in the outer stripe at one end, overall good condition
4ft.5in. x 3ft.2in. (135cm. x 96cm.)
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This piece is extremely finely woven and the knot count is 13 horizontal by 12 vertical per cm. sq.
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