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Lyon, Splendours in the City of Silk. 2: Ten Safavid [Carpet] Masterpieces, by Ian Bennett

In the first of his three in-depth articles on the extraordinary carpet collection at the Musée Historique des Tissus in Lyon, France, published in HALI 33 (1987) Ian Bennett discusses ten 16th and 17th century classical carpets from Safavid Persia, with additional comment extracted from the writings of the late Kurt Erdmann. To read ‘Ten Safavid Masterpieces’, please click here


Kerman vase carpet fragment, mid 17th century. Musée Historique des Tissus, Lyon


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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