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Old December 12th, 2011, 09:04 AM   #2
Filiberto Boncompagni
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Why not?
Even Franses, in the already mentioned article (see the para-Mamluks thread) says that
“The oldest surviving Spanish carpets with Turkish designs are attributed to the second or third quarters of the 15th century, but examples must have reached Spain by the 13th or 14th, as many Spanish ‘copies’ present an earlier version of Turkish designs than any surviving Anatolian rug.” (the emphasis is mine).

Could it be that those Spanish ‘copies’ were the originals and the copies were Turkish instead?

Besides, is there any proof of this kind of design being of Turkish origin?

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Filiberto
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