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PROPERTY FROM EBERHART HERRMANN

A Seychour long rug, East Caucasus
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PROPERTY FROM EBERHART HERRMANN

A Seychour long rug, East Caucasus
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A Seychour long rug, East Caucasus

Literature

Herrmann. E. & Thompson. J., Von Konya Bis Kokand Seltene Orientteppiche, vol. III, Munich, 1988, pp. 61 & 89, no. 43

Catalogue Note

 "The nomenclature for patterns in Oriental carpet art sometimes allows a deep insight into the creation of beautiful objects. Schürmann (1990), p. 288 mentions that the field design used here is called Khirdagyd. Etymologically it seems to be a series of three Farsi words: khir for well-being, dağ for darkness and giti for world or universe. Probably as an expression of eschatological geography: well-being in the (empire) of darkness (on the way) to the universe. The running dogs and the moon elevation motif in the border consequently mark the cosmical past, as borders generally do in traditional Oriental carpet art.” (EH)

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