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Old February 26th, 2012, 02:26 PM   #7
Filiberto Boncompagni
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As one (and probably the only one left) member of the formerly “strong and virulent sect of Caucasomaniacs” on Turkotek, I applaud the idea “that the concerned weavings are not rugs and may have their origin somewhere in or around the Caucasus”.

Unfortunately , what’s lacking is the darned proof (excuse the pun) i.e. surviving Caucasian embroideries of that age or at least a document mentioning their use in Europe at the time.

The textiles in the paintings could probably be embroideries but they could have been locally made, though.
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Filiberto
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