For examples of Kashgar silk carpets with golden yellow grounds, from 17th through to 19th century, see Schürmann, Ulrich, Central-Asian Rugs, 1969, Nos. 68- 69 & 72, pp.148-149 and 152, for and No. 76, p.156, for the present rug.
There is a group of Kashgar silk rugs of the 18th century which belong to a particularly elegant group of East Turkestan weaving, and show comparable elements. See Sotheby’s, New York, 5 December 1987, lot 121, for an earlier example of a`Silk provincial Mughal carpet fragment’, 18th century, with fuchsia/rose ground, and similar grouping of flowers and leaves, and lot 120 for later fragment of a silk Kashgar rug, East Turkestan, in the same design tradition. For other lattice and blossom, 18th century examples, see Christie’s, London, The Bernheimer Collection of Carpets, 14 February, lots 95, 96 and 183, for fragments of silk Kashgar carpets, with fuchsia/rose grounds.
For discussion of the Turkestan rugs and their influences, and a comparable example, see Bidder, Hans, Carpets from Eastern Turkestan, Washington International Associates, 1979, Chp.III, The Khotan Carpets, pp.43-85, D.Allover pattern and ornamentation from the Mohammaden period of Khotan, 1., ’Herat’ and floral style of ‘endless rapport’, pp.74-77, plates XVII, 2, Kashgar carpet fragment, with Herat flower style, first half 18th century (200 by 345cm);
Dimand, Maurice S. and Mailey, J., Oriental Rugs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with a catalogue of Rugs of China and Chinese Turkestan, New York, 1973, fig. 304;
Franses, Michael, Editor, Fengruan Rutan, Silk Covers from Western China, First Under Heaven, The Arts of Asia, Hali Publications Ltd, London, 1997, Chp. 6, pp.84-107;
Konig, Hans, Beziehungen Zwischen den Teppichen Ostturkestans und Moghulindiens, “Festschrift fur Peter Wilhelm Meister, zum 65. Geburstag Hamburg, 1975, pp. 32-40, fig. 5.
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