PLATE FIVE, SIX & SEVEN


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Plate Five has been in the Musee Historique des Tissus in Lyons, France since 1893.


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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.


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