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Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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A large Kazak Karatchop rug, Southwest Caucasus

Catalogue Note

Embodying "a contrast between a strictly abstract geometrical pattern, containing an arithmetical play between the numbers 8 and 9, and on the other hand easily recognizable mythological animals, here the dog, who in pre-Islamic times carried the soul into the cosmic world after a person passed away, the stag, whose antlers represent the complex geometrical path through the moon levels, and some birds, continuing the northerly path." EH

Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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London