ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART II
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
Previous

24. 
khotan
eastern turkestan
circa 1860
201 x 151 cm (6'7" x 5')


Notes: asymmetrically knotted wool pile on cotton warps and wool wefts
The allure of the carpets from eastern Turkestan, better known as Samarkands, is best exemplified in the perfect balance between the force of the geometric design and the graceful eloquence of the curvilinear motifs. This rare yellow ground example is decorated by a series of elements typical of the iconography of Samarkands. The central medallion is flanked by gul-like motifs and surrounded by clusters of flowering pomegranates, while stylised dragons adorn the spandrels. The wide inner border, composed of large eight-petalled rosettes, grants a sense of openness to the composition.

 



Previous

Back to: Upper Exhibition

Back to: Alberto Levi Gallery