Offered by Galerie Buter
Rug, tapestry and rare objects
Origin: exceptional and very rare KUM-KAPU carpet (or KUM-KAPI which means sand door in Turkish).
(Asia Minor Turkey). Signed four times. (ref no 39 of the exhibition catalog dedicated to the 22nd
anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia)
Date: end of the 19th century. These rugs were woven by the Armenians approximately between 1890 and 1910,
but the name Kum-Kapu is used to designate Ottoman rugs of very high quality and finesse.
Dimensions: 175 x 108 cm
Density: Turkish knots, around 13,000 to 15,000 knots per dm2, incredible finesse.
Technical characteristics: wool velvet, natural silk warps, weft and fringes. Animals and
pearl gray ramages being in silver metal wire.
Description: plum background decorated with Tchis (clouds of Chinese origin) and animals embroidered with threads
silvery, evolving in the middle of lotus flowers and different foliage and polychrome floral arrangements.
Ivory main border with blooming flower stems and polychrome leaves, surrounded by two backs
anthracite borders with flowers.
The carpet is signed four times, by Hagop Kapukian and Zareh Benjamian, two initials in two corners of the
main ivory border, one on the left the other on the right, and an Armenian inscription in the blue flower
touching the interior counter border, in the center, on each side of the carpet in symmetry.
165 000 €
2 800 €
16 000 €