Posted by Filiberto Boncompagni on 01-08-2006 04:37 AM:

Rugs and clothes

Dear Louis,

Thank you very much for your interesting mini-Salon.
The first painting appears also on Gantzhorn’s book, although there is attributed to the Florentine painter Taddeo Gaddi. The Museum curator must have changed his mind.

I find this one very intriguing

because it shows the cross-fertilization of design between rugs and other textiles – in this case, a fabric used for a dress!

Uh, I have to correct you: this is not a Persian carpet:

but an Anatolian “Lotto”:

This is a very useful link on bibliography of Rugs In Paintings, from the San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society website:

Best regards,