Central Caucasus, approx. 198 x 130 cm, circa 1900,Kurdish carpet with archaic charm, ten hooked, stepped polygons which had already been illustrated in the painter Hans Memling’s "carpet paintings" in the 15th century, the majority of the Zakatala weavings bear this so-called Memling Gul as a standard repeat, both ends with original braided warp threads, the sides re-wound, consistent deep pile wool - apart from the heavily corroded brown, which has been repiled in parts.(MA) Lit.: Adil Besim, Mythos und Mystik, Volume 1, Tables 20 and 21;
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