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Lyon, Splendours in the City of Silk. 3: The Safavid [Carpet] Masterpieces, by Ian Bennett

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The  second of Ian Bennett’s in-depth articles on the  carpet collection at the Musée Historique des Tissus in Lyon, France was published in HALI 34 (1987). In  he  discusses the remaining holdings of 16th and 17th century classical carpets from Safavid Persia at the MHT, with additional comment extracted from the writings of the late… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

Imperial Puzzle: Sixteenth-Century Persian Spiral-Vine Carpets with Animals, by Christine Klose

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Made possible by careful research and persistent ‘detective’ work, tThe late Dr Christine Klose’s reconstruction of the extent of a highly regarded design type of early Safavid ‘Hunting’ carpets through a comparative survey of known carpets and carpet fragments.

Safavid Carpets in the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar, by Michael Franses

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Qatar’s Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, capital of the oil-and gas-rich Gulf State, opened its doors to the public on 22 November 2008. In this, the first of an occasional series of articles on highlights of the collection, we concentrate on the group of Safavid Persian carpets acquired by the MIAQ over the course of the past decade from private collections and at public auction. This article by Michael Franses is an extended version, with citations and references as well as additional images, of the abridgement published in HALI 155, Spring 2008, pp.72-89.


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