Posted by Daniel Deschuyteneer on December 03, 1998 at 17:41:42:
In Reply to: Is This A Prayer Rug? posted by Irwin Kirsch on December 03, 1998 at 09:44:30:
I think it will be difficult not to share Irwin thoughts after having look at these two pictures.
The first one is from the Bortz Collection - published in SLO plate 8, Friday 29/05/98
Sotheby's comments: A Kuba rug North East Caucasus First half 19th century Literature:
Hali 41, p21 220X131cm; 7'3"x4'4"
The design of this early Kuba rug, of ascending columns of palmettes supported by bracket leaves, is probably derived from 18th century Caucasian Floral carpets, see Yetkin, Serare, Early Caucasian Carpets, volume1, London 1978, cover, pl 37 & 50
The second one is also from Slo plate 431, 12/10/88 A garagashli rug 147 X 89 cm ; 4'10'' x 2' 11"
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