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A Ladik rug, Central Anatolia

Provenance

The Wollheim collection;
Rippon Boswell, Wiesbaden, 3 December 2016, lot 5.

Catalogue Note

Dietrich and Senta Wollheim built their fabulous collection during the 1960's and 70's. Dietrich's interest in the ancient civilisations of ancient Mesopotamia was the initial basis of their collection, earlier carpet acquisitions were often by mistake! They however developed a deep regard for the field and also strong relationships with noted collectors and dealers of the time, including Ulrich Schurmann, from whom they purchased lot 31. As with other collectors considered ahead of their time, such as Christopher Alexander, the Wollheim's did not consider condition to be of the upmost importance, the items 'had to meet their very own ideas of beauty and collectibility; a special aura was a decisive factor in purchasing decisions' Rippon Boswell, Wiesbaden, 3 December 2016. 

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