author={Harald B{\"o}hmer and Jon Thompson},
  journal={Source: Notes in the History of Art},
  pages={30 - 36}
principal artistic development of the knotted pile carpet as having taken place within the nomadic cultural milieu as well. The presence of the "oldest" knotted-pile carpet (the older Bashadar fragment is often forgotten) in the grave of a nomadic chieftain6 is perfectly in keeping with this view of carpet-weaving his tory. The resemblance of its design to the art of Persia is explained as a migration of de sign, not a migration of the object. In defense of this point of view, the princi ple… 
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