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Thursday, 10 January 2013

Animal Carpets in Doha


The Islamic Art Symposium takes place every two years ,organized by Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom.In 2011 Hali`s founder,Michael Franses,held a lecture on Early Animal Carpets.

At least seven vaguely related pieces are known.They are said to have been found in Tibet,something of a Novum,as it is uncommon for carpet dealers to reveal their sources.


1-Ex-Kirchheim,Now Doha

2-The MET-New York

3-Kirchheim Collection

4-Kirchheim Collection


5-Bruschettini Collection ,Genova

6-Christies 5 April 2011-101

7-Eskenazi

Mr.Franses` podcast can be viewed  HERE

Jon Thompson`s address on colour from 2009,in Cordoba,can be seen HERE

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