Intriguing discovery from the early 1920s (May 2012)

We found this card in a recently purchased copy of Harley Clark’s famous and much loved book Bokhara,Turkoman and Carpets of Afghanistan published 1922. On the reverse side of the hand written card is a receipt in Ababic and English dated 1923 describing the purchase of a ” Bokhara Curtain ” almost certainly a Suzani embroidery bought en-route from British India in the Port Said branch of Chellaram’s.

NB Inside the book is an intriguing dedication handwritten by the American journalist John Kimberly Mumford (1863 - 1926)