Description & Technical information

Hagop Kapoudjian (1870-1946) and Zareh Penyamin (1890-1949) were reknowned 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 Istambul.

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

Date:  Around 1900
Period:  1850-1900, 19th century
Origin:  Turkey
Medium: warp and weft: silk, pile: silk, metal thread
Signature: Signed: Hagop

Dimensions: 166 x 103 cm (65³/₈ x 40¹/₂ inches)
Literature: 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, Editeur: Scorpion Pub.,London 1993.

Categories: Textiles