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Old September 24th, 2012, 08:24 AM   #5
Pierre Galafassi
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Hi Filiberto,

Quote: «...I rather doubt that Timurids bought their carpets from Anatolia, so it isn’t preposterous to presume that they should have been woven in Timurid territory....»

I strongly agree: for any Persian, importing rugs from Anatolia must be tantamount to importing cheese from the U.S. for a (true) Frenchman.


Hi Martin,

I assume that the structure analogy (with primary and secondary «guls») between many Turkmen rugs and the (field-) pattern of the small Holbein rug above has not escaped your attention and neither did it come as a surprise.

Best regards
Pierre
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