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A Yarkand Silk Carpet, East Turkestan
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PROPERTY SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF A CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

A Yarkand Silk Carpet, East Turkestan
ZU LOS SPRINGEN

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A Yarkand Silk Carpet, East Turkestan

Literatur

Herrmann, Eberhart, Von Uschak bis Yarkand, Seltene Orientteppiche aus vier Jahrhunderten, Munich, Cat. No. 111, p. 157.

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This is an example from a distinct group of silk carpets with a ‘Pomegranate’ design, from East Turkestan, produced in the oasis towns of Yarkand and Kashgar, in the 19th century. They have a marked vertical axis and the main design incorporates barely visible, small vases along the edge of both end of the main field, from which emanate the elegant pomegranate fruiting stems with small three-point leaves. The main border design with repeat pattern of small rosettes, against madder, alternating with golden or blue narrow guards with variations of a repeat motif, contrast against the usually azure blue, sometimes dark golden yellow, grounds of the main field. 

For comprehensive discussion of this carpet type and comparable Yarkand examples to the present carpet, with the same ‘Pomegranate-Vase’ pattern, together with rosette motifs in the borders, see Bidder, Hans, Carpets from Eastern Turkestan, Washington International Associates, 1979, Chp.III, The Khotan Carpets, 1.The Vase-Pomegranate Pattern, pp.49-53, plates I & II, which illustrates an example with the pomegranate design against an indigo ground, 17th/ 18th century, and another against a saffron yellow ground, 18th century. For another similar comparable Pomegranate carpet, Yarkand/Kashgar, 19th century, with azure blue ground and red, yellow and ivory borders, see Spuhler, Friedrich, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection: Carpets and Textiles, London, 1988, East Turkestan Carpets, No.50, pp.196-199.

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