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    Sale 7429

    Oriental Rugs and Carpets

    25 October 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 170

    A TABRIZ RUG

    NORTH WEST PERSIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A TABRIZ RUG
    NORTH WEST PERSIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Localised wear, patches of repiling, sides and ends frayed

    6ft.7in. x 4ft.2in. (201cm. x 127cm.)


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    Despite being dated AH 1107/1695 AD it is more likely that this carpet was actually woven in the second half of the 19th century. The stepped blue cartouche in the field contains the word jawza which when translated means 'the constellation of Gemini' and is flanked on either side by the symbol of 'Saggitarius'. There appears to be no immediate explanation behind these astrological symbols combined with the strange mythical figures issing from the waq waq tree, (Hali, Issue 35, July/August/September 1987, pp.54-55, fig.5).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE DR. AMIR PAKZAD CARPET MUSEUM, HANNOVER


    Literature

    Almut von Gladiss, Islamische Teppiche und Textilien, Hannover, 1987, no.52, p.61.
    Hali 35, July/August/September 1987, pp.54-55, fig.5.