Christie’s Auction London, Art of the Islamic World’s

Christie's auction house London, will be holding there Art of the Islamic World's sale on Thursday 24th October 2019. ThisĀ  carefully curated sale includes a selection of Islamic and Indian manuscripts, objects and textiles alongside an array of oriental rugs and carpets. One of the standout pieces is the highly unusual silk Samarkand carpet from East Turkestan. The paneled design displays four oversize figural depictions that appear on only two other known examples in private collections, woven most likely as part of the same commission in 1910. Further highlights include a rare 16th century Damascus compartment rug, formally in a private collection, and a similarly early Bird Ushak rug with unusual features, similar to one in the Black Church in Brasov, Transylvania. Also the Toms Agra carpet, with its intricate trellis design of leafy vine interwoven with cloud band and palmettes is visually arresting, and one of the finest Agra carpets to appear on the open market. For those who seek the boldness of Caucasian village rugs the sale hold a number of striking and richly coloured examples, led by a Memling gul Kazak rug, with an unusual four by four paneled composition. The Sartirana Textile show will be held on 31st October-3rd November 2019, at the historical exhibition space in Turin. There will be over thirty oriental rug and textile art dealers from all over Europe, highlights include a 16th century small medallion Ushak rug from west Anatolia, an outstanding selection of silk Chinese carpets from the Forbidden City exhibition.  
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