Kum Kapi

ref: gth15

>25000 EUR

103 x 166 cm
3' 4¹/₂" x 5' 5³/₈"
pile: silk
embroided metal thread

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Signed: Hagop

Hagop Kapoudjian (1870-1946) and Zareh Penyamin (1890-1949) were renowned masterweavers of the Kum Kapi workshops. They signed most of their pieces.

Kumkapi ('sand gate') is along the shores of the Marmara Sea. Many  Armenians were living at the end of the 19th century in this quarter of Istanbul.

This piece has some damage and has been mounted on a canvas.

See the publication:

Hagop Kapoudjian: the first and greatest master of the Kum Kapi school: from examples in the George Farrow Collection of silk rugs and carpets, auteurs: George F Farrow; Hagop Kapoudjian; Leonard Harrow, Editor: Scorpion Pub., London 1993.