9 October 2006
A SILK KOUM KAPI RUG
ISTANBUL, TURKEY, CIRCA 1920
Of 'Garden' design, areas of wear, small tear in outer stripe, selvages frayed, strong central horizontal crease line
6ft.1in. x 4ft.4in. (185cm. x 132cm.)
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The knot count is 9H x 8V per cm. sq.
A silk and metal-thread Koum Kapi carpet fragment of the same design was sold in these Rooms, 30 April 1998, lot 2.
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