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A LARGE NORTH WEST PERSIAN KELLEH
A LARGE NORTH WEST PERSIAN KELLEH

EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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A LARGE NORTH WEST PERSIAN KELLEH
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Lightly corroded black and pink, minor repairs and a few small reweaves, three repaired crease lines, selvages rebound, ends rewoven along far outer stripe
21ft. x 7ft.3in. (638cm. x 220cm.)

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Lot Essay

The Harshang design was extremely popular in north west Persia and the Caucasus throughout the eighteenth century. It appears that the design was first used in the Khorasan district and in origin ultimately derives from the Isfahan 'in and out' palmette design. A number of different variants were produced in different centres, as discussed by Pamela Bensoussan 'Four Harshang pattern Carpets in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs", Hali, vol.3, no.3, 1981, pp.288-290. A particularly fine example sold in these Rooms, 23 April 2013, lot 12.
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