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PROPERTY FROM THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION

A European 'bird' carpet fragment,
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PROPERTY FROM THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION

A European 'bird' carpet fragment,
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Details & Cataloguing

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A European 'bird' carpet fragment,
linen weft
approximately 46 by 182cm; 1ft. 6in., 6ft.
late 16th/early 17th century
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Literature

Alexander, C., A Foreshadowing of 21st Century Art The Color and Geometry of Very Early Turkish Carpets, New York, 1993, pp. 162 - 167, ill. p. 163.

Catalogue Note

For on English carpets influenced by Turkish examples, see Bennett, Ian and Franses, Michael, The Buccleuch European Carpets & Others in the Oriental Style, Hali, Issue 66. December 1992, pp.100-107, No.5, p.97, including this Alexander, European ’Bird Ushak’ carpet fragment.

See also Levey, Santina M., An Elizabethan Inheritance: The Hardwick Hall Textiles, The National Trust, 1998, Carpets, pp.26-28, for English Turkey work cushions, and see Sherrill, Sarah B., Carpets and Rugs of Europe and America, New York, 1996, Chp. 5, Great Britain, pp.131-236, p.203, for An Axminster carpet with Turkish large-palmette and leaf-pattern, 1755-1835, following in the earlier Anatolian spirit.

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