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.
|2-The MET-New York|
|5-Bruschettini Collection ,Genova|
|6-Christies 5 April 2011-101|
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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