15 April 2010,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 10,000
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
A PART-SILK FEREGHAN PRAYER RUG
WEST PERSIA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
Multicoloured silk warps, touches of wear, partly corroded brown, a few minor repairs, otherwise good condition
7ft.1in. x 4ft.10in. (215cm. x 147cm.)
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The present rug appears to take as its model a different Mughal pashmina prayer rug than the previous lot. The border is densely filled with small floral sprays in the manner of the finest of the Mughal examples. It also uses multicoloured silk warps which are also a feature of the earlier Mughal rugs. The colouring and the wool however make is clear that this is a Fereghan rug. For a longer discussion of the group please see the note to the previous lot.
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