About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project
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"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"
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"Early Karabagh rugs and carpets" main page
XVIII century Azerbaijan "blossom" / Medallion, Leaf and Cypress
pattern carpet, Late Safavid or Early Khanate Period, Karabagh. Currently at the Shirvanshahlar
Palace, Baku, Azerbaijan
Condition: low pile throughout, scattered reweaves, a couple of small
splits, selvages partly missing and fraid, ends rewoven.
Michael Franses in Orient Stars designates this type as "flower carpet style 2", of which only ten copies are known
Later, the rug appeared at Dorotheum, Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Tapestry, (26.09.2012) as plate no: 33
Lastly, the rug was sold at Bruun Rasmunssen rooms on September 17, 2014
It came to the Shirvanshahlar Palace through a private dealer.