More About the Grogan Rug

Dennis Dodds has pointed us to some known rugs with designs similar to the Grogan auction rug in my post above.

He first mentions two rugs that appear in the catalogs from this spring’s ICOC XI in Istanbul.  These two pieces are in the TIEM collection. Here are two images of each of them, first an overall image and then a closer one.  (Wendel Swan was good enough to make these scans for me.)

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Dennis also pointed to a piece in the McMullen collection. That image (still only of a detail) covers two pages and is presented as two joined scans immediately below. Again, first an overall image and then a detail.

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The fourth similar piece, I’ve been able to find quickly was indicated by Dennis as in Hali, 128. Again there is an overall image and then a closer one.

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We may have more to say about some of the similarities and differences in this group of rugs.

R. John Howe

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