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A Zareh Penyamin Kum Kapi silk and metal thread rug, Northwest Anatolia
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 74,500 USD
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123
A Zareh Penyamin Kum Kapi silk and metal thread rug, Northwest Anatolia
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 74,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Zareh Penyamin Kum Kapi silk and metal thread rug, Northwest Anatolia
"Zareh" Kufic signature in twenty-five places: nineteen in metal thread and six in silk 
approximately 6ft. 2 in. by 4ft. 1in. (1.88 by 1.24m.)

early 20th century


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Catalogue Note

Cartoons found in Zareh's portfolio include a typical design from a well known Top Kapi prayer rug that shows the placement of cloudbands, inscriptions, arabesques and palmettes similar to those found in the present rug. Another rug of this design by Zareh, also signed twenty-five times, was sold Sotheby's New York, 8 October 1999, lot 132.

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