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

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 Kurt Erdmann. To read ‘The Safavid Masterpieces’, please click here

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Safavid cartouche carpet, probably central Persia, 16th century. MHT, Lyons. The pair to this famous carpet is in the Metropolitan Museum, New York

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An In-Depth Category, C-14 dating if textiles, Caucasian carpets, Chinese & East Turkestan carpets, classical carpets, Indian carpets, Islamic textiles, 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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