The Dodds rug from "Oriental Rugs from Atlantic Collection" plate 116 page 110


Comments of the author’s: A small number of rugs of this type are known, of which this is probably the oldest….they are clearly derived from Sefavid carpet, yet have features that reappear in further abstracted forms throughout North Western Iran and the Caucasus.…

Other related examples:

Orient Stars plate28 Kirsheim, Heinrich

The Caucasus : Tradition in Weaving plate 14 James D Burns

Hali 70 Renewal and Innovation: Iconographic influences on Kurdish Carpet Alberto Levi, a rug attributed to Sauj Bulaq


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The Dodds rug

Dated: circa 1800 or earlier

Dimension: 4’8" x 7’4" (reduced in length)

Warp: wool, ivory, Z2S, level

Weft: red wool , Z2S

Pile: wool, 2Z spun strand

Knot: symmetrical, V10 H 8 80/sq. inch.

Handle: flexible

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