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A Karabagh fragmentary transitional 'blossom' carpet, South Caucasus

Provenance

Christie's New York, December 17, 1996, lot 212

Catalogue Note

For discussion and examples of pieces from the transitional floral and floral group, see Yetkin (1978), Vols I & II, pp. 41-22, & pp. 44-74, plates 24-55. For a similar carpet fragment, late 18th century (390 by 195cm): Türk ve Islâm Eserleri Museum (TIEM), Istanbul (Inv. no. 881 -1-3: Evkaf depot), see Vol.I., pl.37 (also cover illustration).

Yetkin (1978): Şerare Yetkin, Early Caucasian Carpets in Turkey, Vol. I & II, Oguz Press Ltd, London, 1978, Vol. II, Chp. 2, The Transition from the Dragon to the Floral Carpets, pp.41-22, & Chp. 3., Floral Carpets, pp. 44-74, together with Vol. I, plates 24-55.

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