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Handknotted. Natural dye. Wool pile on cotton foundation
7 ft 1 in x 4 ft (215 x 121 cm)



Samarkand was an important market city on the Silk trade route between China and the Mediterranean, here one could find carpets woven in its surrounding regions especially those from Khotan, Kashgar and Yarkand and these collectively are recognized as Samarkands. The carpets woven in these regions have Chinese, Turkish and times even Indic influences. The central motif is that of a pomegranate tree and traditionally the pomegranate symbol means abundance, fertility, lusciousness, generosity and union. Used in many cultures as a symbol of marriage, fertility, and love, the pomegranate with its leathery outer skin and its pink juicy, sweet interior is a symbol of encompassing bliss, reminiscent of passion and luxury. The carpets from this region are characterized by spacious designs and are usually narrow and long.c. 1930s




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  Lot 78 of 137  

TRAVEL AND LEISURE AUCTION
29-30 JULY 2013

Estimate
$1,295 - 1,725
Rs 75,000 - 1,00,000

RESERVE NOT MET













 



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