The Freud Museum

Turkoman tent decoration

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6316, Turkoman tent decoration, 1900

Turkoman tent decoration from Iran dating from around 1900.

Although we don't know where all of Freud's carpets came from, it is possible that he may have obtained at least part of his collection from his brother-in-law, Moritz Freud, an importer of carpets who was married to his sister Mitzi. Vienna, so close to the western-most boundary of the Ottoman empire, has always been a flourishing centre for the trade in oriental carpets. 

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