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A PETAG TABRIZ CARPET

NORTH WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1930

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A PETAG TABRIZ CARPET
NORTH WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1930
Of Safavid 'Vase' design, overall very good condition
18ft.3in. x 11ft.10in. (557cm. x 362cm.)
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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

The design of this large PETAG Tabriz is drawn from earlier 16th century Safavid, Kirman 'Vase' carpets. The term 'Vase' was first coined following an exhibition organised by May Beattie in 1976, which highlighted a group of carpets whose designs featured stylised vases from which the palmettes and flowering tendrils spring and which all shared a similar weaving technique. In most examples this design was directional, the vases appearing in alternating positions and being almost overshadowed by the massive palmettes. While the present carpet retains three separate planes of palmettes and linked leafy tendrils, as the original, the vases are no longer present and the colour palette has been adapted to suit more Western tastes.

The PETAG çintamani signature appears in one far corner of the rose-pink field.

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