A HERIZ CARPET
North West Persia, Late 19th Century
The shaded brick-red field with an overall design of angular palmettes, flowerheads and leafy vine, with stylised serrated leaves enclosing palmettes in horizontal rows, in a broad sandy yellow turtle-palmette angular flowerhead vine border between ivory angular palmette vine and shaded blue flowerhead vine stripes, plain outer shaded brick-red stripe
23ft.7in. x 15ft.2in. (718cm. x 461cm.)
Anonymous sale, Christie's London, 23 April 1996, lot 472.