Plate Five has been in the Musee Historique des Tissus in Lyons, France
The pair to it, Plate Six, was first published by Vincent
Robinson in book titled “Eastern Carpets” published in 1882, which
was one of the earliest works on Oriental Carpets. This carpet was
subsequently sold to the American collector, Charles Yerkes and was
again published when his collection was offered at auction. The catalog
for that sale had descriptions written by J.K. Mumford, who was a
well-known carpet researcher and private dealer in the early years
of the 20th Century. Subsequently, it resurfaced in the collection
of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Plate Six is also published
in Dimand and Mailey, “Oriental Rugs in the Metropolitan Museum of
Art” as Figure 67.
Both of these carpets were woven on an all-silk foundation
with a knot count over 600 to the square inch.