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Caucasian Carpets in the Victoria and Albert Museum

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, HALI published an occasional (and still incomplete) series of articles that feature and analyse the carpet collections in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The history of the collection was written by Donald King, the then Keeper of Textiles at the museum, and the rugs were analysed by HALI’s then editors, Michael Franses and Robert Pinner. The present article, the second in the V&A series, deals with the classical and later carpets from the Caucasus, and was published in HALI 3/2 in 1980. To read the article please click here.

Small Dragon carpet, Caucasus, 17th century. 184 x 212cm. V&A, London, T84.1909

Small Dragon carpet, Caucasus, 17th century. 184 x 212cm. V&A, London, T84.1909

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An In-Depth Category, C-14 dating if textiles, Caucasian carpets, Chinese & East Turkestan carpets, Chinese art, classical carpets, Indian carpets, Islamic textiles, kazak rugs, kazaks, Mamluk carpets, Musée Historique des Tissus, Museum collections, ottoman acrpets, Qaraqalpaq textikes, Safavid carpets, silk textiles, Spanish Carpets, Turkish carpets, Turkmen carpets, Victoria & Albert Museum

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