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Subject  :  Thirteen years older
Author  :  Daniel Deschuyteneer
Date  :  08-27-2000 on 08:31 a.m.
Deschuyteneer Daniel Christian Vrouyr Thirteen years older: Here is some more information, received a few days ago from Christian Vrouyr. The K&T-Vrouyr Kazak prayer rug has been previously published (a black and white photo, plate 100, p. 162) in Hiersemanns Handbücher, (Vol. 4) - Handbuch der Orientalischen Teppichkunde, by Rudolf Neugebauer and Julius Orendi. The preface was written by Richard Graul in June 1909, and the book was edited thirteen years later (in 1922) by W. Hiersemann (Leipzig; second edition). Richard Graul’s preface tells us that Rudolf Neugebauer unfortunately died during the editing of this book and that J.Orendi completed it. Neugebauer and Orendi traveled together and bought several pieces for the Orendi house in Vienna. Their book was devoted to 1800-1870 rugs, a period that Neugebauer knew well. Except for a few, the rugs illustrated in this book were the property of the Orendi (Vienna) or of R. Giergl (Budapest). The text accompanying the photo is of general interest and it’s amazing to read that prices for antique rugs were from 300 to 700 DM and new rugs from 150 to 300 DM. Daniel

Subject  :  RE:Thirteen years older
Author  :  Guido+Imbimbo
Date  :  08-27-2000 on 01:52 p.m.
Dear all, here the picture of one of the reference Kazak carpets mentioned by Daniel in its Salon, Part 4. The picture refers to Lot 441 "An Unusual Kazak Prayer Rug", Christie's London on 19 October 1993. The same Kazak prayer rug appeared few years before in Hali Issue 50, April 1990, pag. 184. The carpet in the Hali article came from an exhibition organized by Karim Khan & Robert Muller in Zurich on 2-12 April 1990.
Best Regards Guido

Subject  :  RE:Thirteen years older
Author  :  Deschuyteneer+Daniel
Date  :  08-27-2000 on 04:38 p.m.
Daniel Deschuyteneer Dear Guido and you all, Many thanks for this interesting photo. Without any doubts the “Khan-Muller” Kazak rug is one of the same rare group. Among the shared characteristics we may notice: The prayer design. The color palette The linked stars on a white ground main border The polychrome diamonds on a blue ground minor border The bold “S” or “swastika” motifs The heraldic motifs The hexagonal cartouche containing a tree of life, also called the tamga sign, seen in the two bottom corners as well as in the field. As you know this motif is usual in Borchalou rugs. The kotchak or rams horn motifs flanking the arch. These rugs, sharing similarities with both Borjalou and Fachralo Kazak rugs, where certainly woven somewhere between these two South Western Caucasian area. Thanks, Daniel

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