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A SILK AND METAL-THREAD SOUF KASHAN RUG
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A SILK AND METAL-THREAD SOUF KASHAN RUG

CENTRAL PERSIA, CIRCA 1890

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A SILK AND METAL-THREAD SOUF KASHAN RUG
CENTRAL PERSIA, CIRCA 1890
Of 'Tree of Life' design, localised areas of fraying to metal thread, overall very good condition
6ft.8in. x 4ft.7in. (204cm. x 140cm.)

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The knot count is approximately 10V x 10H per cm. sq.

The inscription cartouche reads; farmayesh-e haji muhammad ja’far farshchi which translates as 'Commission of Haji Muhammad Ja’far Farshchi (carpet seller)'. A signed carpet with the same name was sold in these Rooms, 24 April 2012, lot 20.

For a fuller discussion on the techniques of souf weaving, please see lot 17 in the present sale.

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