• Oriental Rugs and Carpets auction at Christies

    Sale 7845

    Oriental Rugs and Carpets

    15 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 141

    A QASHQAI RUG

    SOUTH PERSIA, CIRCA 1870

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A QASHQAI RUG
    SOUTH PERSIA, CIRCA 1870
    Soft pile, localised areas of wear, a few partly repaired little holes, slightly ragged edges
    5ft.8in. x 4ft. (173cm. x 122cm.)


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    The wool used for this rug is the same very soft wool that was used for the best large early carpets such as that in lot 136. The border in this rug is also a very old one, found in North West Persian carpets of around 1800. It is also most unusual to find the striped ends completely executed in pile rather than flatweave. All these points serve to indicate that this was a special commission, and could be even earlier than 1870.

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