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Kum Kapu Silk carpet Atelier Tossounian - Turkeyflag
Kum Kapu Silk carpet Atelier Tossounian - Turkeyflag - Tapestry & Carpet Style Kum Kapu Silk carpet Atelier Tossounian - Turkeyflag - Kum Kapu Silk carpet Atelier Tossounian - Turkeyflag - Antiquités - Kum Kapu Silk carpet Atelier Tossounian - Turkeyflag
Ref : 76822
110 000 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Turkey
Medium :
Silk
Dimensions :
L. 78.74 inch X H. 53.15 inch
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Kum Kapu Silk carpet Atelier Tossounian - Turkeyflag

Kum Kapu Silk Rug Atelier Tossounian - Turkey Material: Silk and metal KUM-KAPU Tossounian workshop (Asia Minor) Very rare and beautiful carpet "KUM-KAPU" (the gate of the sands) Armenian district of the city of Istanbul, place of manufacture of the most beautiful Ottoman carpets woven by the most famous Armenian master weavers of that time. KUM-KAPU (in Ottoman = door of the sands) suburb of Istanbul. This place bears the name of an ancient fortress of Justinian, the sand gate, for centuries, KUMKAPU is home to the Armenian community of Istanbul. Manufacture created around 1880 at the instigation of the Ottoman Sultan Abdül Hamid, encouraged by the high quality and quantity of silk from Bursa and Herke, and by the strong demand of the Western market. In the Armenian settlement located in this district, a number of carpets of high quality and perfection were knotted and among the famous and great weavers of this period counted: Hagop Kapukian, Zareh Benjamian, Apelian and family Tossounian. According to Arto Kesheshian, a London merchant whose family lived in Kum Kapu and worked there. Hagop Kapukian was at the service of the Tossounians, owners of workshops. The crisis of the 1930s dealt a severe blow to Kum Kapu's commercial outlets, the Armenian massacres and the Second World War sounded the death knell for this resurgent revival of carpet art in Istanbul. It should be noted that this was the first time that carpets of this quality have been produced in Istanbul whereas until then the major manufacturing centers were OUCHAK (Smyrna on the coast of the Aegean Sea and CÉSAREA (Kayseri) in the center of plateau of Anatolia

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