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Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Shearing,
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Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
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OTTOMAN CARPETS IN THE XVI - XVII CENTURIES (16-17TH CENTURIES)


 

"Karapinar"  rug, Anatolia, 17th century, Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles, Spring 2003 sale, 17th May 2003 (lot: 71). Size: 145 x 231 cm


Danny Shaffer wrote the following sales report for HALI.com:

Rather surprisingly, top price on the day, 79,200 ($91,100, including 20% buyer's premium), was paid in the room by a European dealer (almost certainly on behalf of a private client) for a very bold 17th century Karapinar medallion rug, despite the fact that it had ample amounts of very high quality restoration. This striking rug is somewhat reminiscent of the famous Cantoni Karapinar in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (HALI 29, p.50).

 


image source: www.rugtracker.com, John Taylor