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Subject  :  Number One(s)
Author  :  Patrick Weiler
Date  :  10-13-1999 on 10:48 p.m.
jpweiler@worldnet.att.net I can not say that the Millenium began in 1539, but the carpet I would call the most important of the millenium is probably the Ardabil Carpet(s). These magnificent masterpieces emerged from centuries of isolation at the beginning of the renaissance of modern carpet appreciation in the late 19th century. Their display began the whirlwind (with a few doldrums) of the "modern" love affair with Oriental Carpets. They probably initiated the salvation of innumerable examples of this ever-so-fragile art by the truly great early collectors to whom we owe so much. My personal choice for a carpet that embodies much of the romance of the tribal/village geometric idiom would be the Berlin Dragon and Phoenix carpet. It will take a bit of thinking to finish up with 10..... Patrick Weiler

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