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Masterpieces of industrial art & sculpture at the International exhibition, 1862. Selected and described by J.B. Waring. Published by Day & Son in London in 1863. Dedicated to her Majesty, the Queen. Chromo-lithographed by and under the direction of W. R. Tymms, A. Warren, and G. Macculloch, from photographs supplied by the London photographic and stereoscopic company, taken exclusively for this work by Stephen Thompson

Masterpieces of Turkish nomad carpets of the 18th c.

Turkish nomad carpets, Smyrna, carpet, Ottoman empire
Turkish nomad carpets made by nomad tribes throughout the Ottoman empire.


TÜRKEY forwarded to the Exhibition of 1862 a large contribution of carpets of every description, which, whether for richness and harmony of colour, good design, and excellent make, fully sustained the reputation which that country has so long held for woven fabrics. There were upwards of forty-six exhibitors in this class (22); and prize medals were awarded collectively to the manufacturers of Phillipopoli, Salonica, Saroukhan, and Ushak.

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Embroidery from the Caucasus, Greece, Indian Melicete tribe. 19th century.

Embroidery, Caucasus, Greece, American Natives. Indian Melicete tribe

Embroidery from the Caucasus, Greece, American Natives.

Embroidery from the Caucasus, Greece.

  1. Circassian embroidered Saddle-Cloth. 2. Embroidered dress, Greece. Hand-work of the North-American Indian Melicete tribe. Continue reading