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Turkmen Carpets Masterpieces of Steppe Art

Elena Tsareva

Turkmen Carpets Masterpieces of Steppe Art, from 16th to 19th Centuries The Hoffmeister Collection

Peter Hoffmeister of Dörfles-Esbach, near Coburg in Germany, has been collecting, cleaning, studying, lecturing and writing about the traditional rugs and carpets of the Turkoman tribes of Central Asia for forty years. In that time he has assembled one of the largest, best and widest-ranging private collections of antique and historic Turkmen knotted-pile weavings in Western Europe and the Americas, rivalling the holdings of major museums in the West and in Russia, as well as in Turkmenistan itself.

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