16 October 2003
A KARAJA RUNNER
North West Persia, circa 1850
The shaded indigo field with scattered angular flowerheads and various polychrome geometric motifs, around a central column of rust-red, ivory, lemon-yellow and fox-brown serrated stepped palmettes with angular centrepieces, in a brick-red stellar flowerhead and angular vine border between ivory angular leafy vine stripes, good pile throughout, one or two knots missing at either end
15ft.7in. x 3ft.2in. (474cm. x 96.5cm.)
Anon sale, Rippon Boswell, Wiesbaden, 6 May 1989, lot 50.
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A similar example, published by Grote Hasenbalg in 1923, was then dated to "circa 1800" (Grote-Hasenbalg, Werner: Der Orientteppiche, seine Geschichte und seine Kultur, Berlin, 1922, vol.II, pl.43).
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