|Subject||:||The Tabriz theory - a topic needing an update ?|
|Author||:||Deschuyteneer Daniel mailto:%email@example.com|
|Date||:||07-21-2001 on 03:59 p.m.|
|The Tabriz theory - a topic needing an update ?
In another thread the “Tabriz” origin of the Caucasian Blossom carpets has been raised.
The long-standing debate as to the source of the Caucasian dragon
carpets, with suggestions ranging from East Turkey to the Caucasus and to
Persian Azerbaijan, needs to be updated.
Now an early history of the Karabagh provides information that again opens the possibility of a Shusha source. The account was written by a local gentleman from one of the aristocratic families, who made his career as scribe to several local rulers. As he was writing shortly after the events in question, he would seem credible when he points out that it was in 1754 that the fortress of Shusha was built on land previously used as pasturage by villagers from the nearby town of “Shushi”. Subsequently it was residents of this town that moved into the completed fortress. Obviously the town had been there for some time and was simply being upgraded to a fortified stronghold in the mid 18th century.
Source: SOVRANI TAPPETI – page 93.