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Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Shearing,
Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning

"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

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Mordants

Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DANIELE GHIGO


Lot 34
A LARGE MEDALLION USHAK CARPET
WEST ANATOLIA, 17TH CENTURY
Areas of wear, heavily corroded brown, scattered repiling
12ft.2in. x 7ft.7in. (370cm. x 230cm.)
20,000-30,000 US$31,000-45,000
23,000-34,000

While by no means the earliest of this design, the present rug has rich
colouring and shows why they remained popular throughout Europe over
such a prolonged period. The earliest and best examples of these carpets
were woven for the Ottoman court but examples began to appear in
European paintings during the sixteenth century. By the 17th century there
is evidence of a substantial export market in Europe, both from textual
sources and from the number which have survived in large European
country houses.


Christies LONDON
Oriental Rugs and Carpets
Tuesday 2 October 2012
PROPERTY FROM
The Collection of Daniele Ghigo and various sources