A good foto is unavailable at this time,but the piece ended up selling for $8050.
|1-Ken Farmer Auctions 30 September 2012-lot 301|
At least 12 other examples are known.The ornate Elem is the chief characteristic.In the above form it is more typical of the design on the Eagle Group Torbas with Palmette design,of which five pieces have been published
The more standard design is a row of distinctly bird-like bouquets
In another variation one can almost hear the flattering of wings
Not all the group members would attract much attention without their flashing skirts,appearing then as rather humdrum Yomut Chuvals.
Available technical information on the Eagle Group 9er Chovals:
Persian knotted to the right:The Baker,Sienknecht,Smith,Wiedersperg and NERS pieces.
Turkish Knotted: Elmby III-16 and the Farmer piece.
No Info available: Edelman 1981,Elmby V-24,Frauenknecht,Pinner Sale 79,RB 47-25,Newman Collection.
A Group Portrait can be viewed HERE
This compendium is doubtless incomplete.The author would be grateful for reproductions of further pieces,and the missing technical info.A complete rundown on this Group is planned for next year.
|5-New England Rug Society|