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Antique Samarkand Kelleh

Circa 1910
420 × 210 cm 13’9” x 6’10”


This Antique Samarkand Kelleh piece was woven just after the turn of the century and has had some small repairs in the border which can be seen in the photographs.  Aside from these small repairs the condition is very good with complete ends and sides.  Samarkand weavers borrowed designs from Turkey, Anatolia, India, Iran and Persia, this design being most similar to those of northern Iran, specifically the Heriz district.

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The medallion design and in fact colour are very typical of northern Persian weavings, but the border design used here is of Chinese origin.

This is the fascinating thing about Samarkand weavings, they integrate many different design elements to create interesting and fabulous looking carpets.  Khotan was an important location on the silk road at the southern most part of East Turkestan.  Samarkand weavings have been produced in Central Asia since the 17th century.

Please request a home visit to arrange a convenient time to view this beautiful antique Kelleh in your home.  We travel all over the UK and Europe showing carpets in situ and would love to be invited to help you.

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