Design by Christopher Robin Andrews, production directed by I. Tekin, weaving overseen by Karakus, woven by Hacer & Cenet in Kusu, yarns dyed by Mustafa, finished carpet washed by Abdurrahman and Abdullah, finish shearing by Saban, completed in February of 2008. It has our characteristic wide selvedges, extended kilims and exposed warp fringes, which we often see in the best preserved antique carpets. In the original carpet the fringes are especially long, suggesting that the carpet was intended for use as a table covering or wall hanging. This carpet was inspired by a rug owned by the Budapest Musuem of Applied Arts, and also by the mentorship of carpet scholar Stefano Ionescu (

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