A PART-PILE VERAMIN RU-KHORSI
A PART-PILE VERAMIN RU-KHORSI
A PART-PILE VERAMIN RU-KHORSI
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A PART-PILE VERAMIN RU-KHORSI

NORTH PERSIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A PART-PILE VERAMIN RU-KHORSI
NORTH PERSIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Woven with a natural camel-hair field, overall excellent condition
6 ft. 2 in. x 6 ft. 2 in. (188 x 187 cm.)
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This lot will be removed to Christie’s Park Royal. Christie’s will inform you if the lot has been sent offsite. Our removal and storage of the lot is subject to the terms and conditions of storage which can be found at Christies.com/storage and our fees for storage are set out in the table below - these will apply whether the lot remains with Christie’s or is removed elsewhere. Please call Christie’s Client Service 24 hours in advance to book a collection time at Christie’s Park Royal. All collections from Christie’s Park Royal will be by pre-booked appointment only. Tel: +44 (0)20 7839 9060 Email: cscollectionsuk@christies.com. If the lot remains at Christie’s it will be available for collection on any working day 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Lots are not available for collection at weekends.

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Lot Essay

These small, square covers were woven in the nineteenth century in the ethnically diverse Veramin region in Northern Persia, either by Luri or Shahsavan tribe members. Highly practical and portable, they were used both as charcoal brazier covers, "ru-khorsi" around which the family would gather on colder days, or as table covers "sofreh". The plain woven camel-hair field of the present lot is embellished with a brightly coloured pile design of hooked diamonds and a large central cruciform motif that is similar to one in the collection of Eric Pride (Jenny Housego, Tribal Rugs, An Introduction to the Weavings of the Tribes of Iran, London, 1978, pl.141). A further example was illustrated by Eberhart Herrmann, (Seltene Orientteppiche IX), Munich 1987, no.51, and a less brightly coloured example was in the Arthur D. Jenkins Collection (Cathryn Cootner, The Arthur D. Jenkins Collections, Volume I, Flat-Woven Textiles, The Textile Museum, Washington, 1981, p.77. no.33).

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