• Oriental Rugs and Carpets auction at Christies

    Sale 7845

    Oriental Rugs and Carpets

    15 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 104

    A PART-SILK FEREGHAN PRAYER RUG

    WEST PERSIA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    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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