Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

Christie's forthcoming sale of Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, will be held in London on the 26th April 2018. featuring a selection of 70 Oriental rugs & carpets from the past five centuries, highlighting the various weaving centres within the Islamic world, form Spain to China. Highlights include a magnificently coloured 17th century Persian Safavid gallery carpet; a group of three Ottoman 'Lotto' rugs reputedly received as a diplomatic gift from Pope Alexander VII; the iconic 17th century Barbieri 'Compartment and Tree' Persian Khorasan carpet formerly in the Orient Stars collection; a finley woven silk and metal-thread Koum Kapi rug amd a number of elegant Persian Qajar town carpets from the workshops of Persia's master weavers, including an impressive Kirman gallery carpet woven by Mir' Ali Kermani.
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