THE PROPERTY OF AN EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
W - A carpet fragment, East Caucasus/Azerbaijan, 17th century
119 by 86cm., 3ft. 11in. by 2ft. 10in.
This lot contains 1 item(s).
This fragment from the bottom left hand corner of a large carpet is very
similar in design and colouring to a piece in the Musée Jaquemart André,
Paris (Institut du Monde Arabe, Tapis Present de l'Orient à l'Occident,
Paris, 1989, p. 157), even down to the details of the guard stripes. Both
this fragment and the Paris carpet share unusual structural characteristics,
with a cotton warp suggesting a Persian origin, but other features, such as
the thick compaction wefts visible as transverse lines of wear and the
symmetrical knot with strongly depressed alternate warps, typical of
Another very closely related
fragment is in the
Türk ve Islam Eseleri Müzesi, Istanbul (see Yetkin, Serare, Early Caucasian
Carpets in Turkey, Vol. I, London 1978, pl. 99). It is possible that the
present fragment is a missing section of this carpet.
Sotheby's Sale: W02872 | Location: London, Olympia
Auction Dates: Session 1: Wed, 16 Oct 02 2:00 PM