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    Sale 2006

    Oriental Rugs And Carpets Including Property From The Doris Duke Collection And The Newport Restoration Foundation

    3 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 5

    A SHAHSAVAN RUG

    NORTHWEST PERSIA, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SHAHSAVAN RUG
    Northwest Persia, Last Quarter 19th Century
    Approximately 8 ft. 2 in. x 3 ft. 10 in. (249 cm. x 117 cm.)


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    Shahsavan weavings, exemplified by richly colored geometric designs, are more typically flat-woven and more commonly found as bag faces. Both the continuous latch-hook medallions and the syrva device border displayed in this unusual pile Shahsavan rug are motifs more frequently found on flat-woven bag faces. For a similar pile woven Shahsavan example using the syrva device please see James Opie, Tribal Rugs, Oregon, 1992, p. 259, pl. 14.11.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA (LOT 5)