Special loan exhibition of carpets and other textiles from Asia Minor
by Peter C. Sutton, Philadelphia Museum Of Art
ISBN 0217660843 (0-217-66084-3)
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Softcover, General Books LLC, 2012
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Book summary: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1919 Excerpt: ... CARPETS 1. SO-CALLED ARMENIAN. Field: Red, covered with a conventionalized leaf design, in blue and yellow, forming large triangles; in these are formalized Persian palmettes, of green, red, yellow, tan, white and ink purple; some of these suggest " dragons "; hence the name often given to these carpets. See introduction. Border: White, with formalized to motives, in the colors of the field.. Wool: 17 feet 1 inch by 10 feet. Lent by Mr. Philip M. Sharpless, West Chester, Pa. 2. SO-CALLED ARMENIAN, XIV-XV CEN TURY. Field: Red, covered with a highly conventionalized leaf design in yellow and blue-green, forming large diamonds of various sizes, broken, centered and interspersed with formalized Persian palmettes of light blue and white, with accents of dark blue and brown; some of these suggest "dragons." See introduction. Border: Dark blue, with a stiffened rinceau of white, blue and light red leaves. Wool: 19 feet 8 inches by 6 feet 10y2 inches. From the Joseph Lees Williams Memorial Collection. Lent by Mr. Charles F. Williams, Norristown, Pa. 3. SO-CALLED ARMENIAN. Field: Blue, filled with formalized Persian palmettes, and other flower motives in red, pale blues and greens, tan, purple and white. Borders: Main border white, with a stiff Herati pattern in the colors of the field; guard stripes white, with rigid rinceaux in black and red. Wool: 18 feet by 6 feet 8 inches. Lent by Mr. Philip M. Sharpless, West Chester, Pa. 4. SO-CALLED ARMENIAN. Field: Red, cut into large diamonds by conventionalized leaves of blue and white, the interspaces filled by large formal palmettes, and four large, so-called dragons. The leaf forms are filled with stiff leaves and flowers, the colors are reds, blues, and yellows, with a little green and purple. Borders: Main border is ...
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