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Dragon carpet, early 16th century, Safavid Period, Azerbaijan. Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 10 August 1940. inv. no 204 (3931) from the Konduk Osman Mosque, Edirne. 174 x 220 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 2
Field: Dark brown, yellow and white ground. Trellis pattern formed by red
and blue pointed serrated leaves outlined in white and red which contain red
flowers on white and red stems. Vertical green and yellow palmettes connect
the leaves forming the lozenges.
Interior of lozenges: 1st row - dragon and phoenix combat in blue, red and yellow. 2nd row - a yellow lozenge with palmettes in blue, red and yellow. The next lozenge has a tree flanked by animals with their heads turned back in red and green, outlined in brown. 3rd row - lozenges with blue, yellow and red dragon motifs with small white stemmed flowers.
Border: 16 cm wide. Yellow ground. Small yellow, blue and green palmettes alternate with flowers with yellow and blue leaves linked by red stems, forming red cartouches, outlined in brown. Purple and dark yellow angular leaves both sides of the palmettes and rosettes. Thin red guard stripe.
warp: Z2S w, ivory
weft: w, red; two shoots
Knot: symmetrical, 34H x 30V = 1020/sq dm
Pile: w, coarse, loosely twisted and
slanting left, clipped short
colours: red, purple, blue, green, yellow,
brown and ivory
condition: poor, torn, bright colours.
Drachenteppich, fruhes 16 jh.
Feld: Dunkelbrauner, gelber und weiber grund.
Rautenmuster aus roten und blauen, spitzen, gezackten blattern mit weiber
und roter Kontur, die rote Bluten an weiben.und roten Ranken enthalten.
Vertikale, grune und gelbe Palmetten verbinden die Blatter, die die Rauten