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A Karabagh embroidery, East Caucasus
worked in cross stitch over two threads, in polychrome silk threads, in red, dark and light blue, light green, bright yellow, yellow ochre, purple-brown, pale brown and white;
mounted on a stretcher
approximately 127 by 70cm; 4ft. 2in., 2ft. 3in.
18th century
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Provenance

Private Collection, Graz

Literature

Black, David & Loveless, Clive, Embroidered Flowers from Thrace to Tartary, London, Spring 1981, Exhibition Catalogue, no.16

Catalogue Note

 "Bought from London dealers David Black and Clive Loveless in the old days. It was a pleasure to do a deal for a goodie and then play snooker billiards in the souterrain." (EH)

For comprehensive discussion of these beautiful embroideries, and specific see Morehouse, Brian, 'A shared design lexicon: Azerbaijan embroideries and rugs, Chp. 10, pp.198-213, Stars of the Caucasus, Silk Embroideries from Azerbaijan, Hali Publications Ltd, London, 2017.

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