14 February 2001
A BAKHTIARI CARPET
WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1880
The ivory field with a bold honeycomb lattice formed of polychrome bands, each panel enclosing a stylised turtle-palmette, some also with occasional other motifs such as floral sprays and birds, in a blood-red border of angular rosettes linked by flowerheads flanked by similar part rosettes between charcoal-grey palmette and arabesque, shaded golden yellow floral meander and minor zigzag and barber-pole stripes, traces of glued backing, areas of wear in the field
17ft.9in. x 13ft.5in. (540cm. x 410cm.)
Christie's London, 22 April, 1999, Lot 58.
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