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Silk, metal-wrapped thread, and linen; woven | 130 x 106.7in | Mid- to late 17th century

Unknown Artist

In the 17th century the engine of trade in luxury silks made in Safavid Iran and Mughal India was the international Armenian community. Thanks to their mercantile skills and Christian faith, the Armenians had a successful network in Europe and Asia. ...
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