A LARGE BAKHTIARI CARPET
WEST PERSIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
The shaded indigo field with diagonal rows of polychrome cartouches each containing a large floral boteh together with floral vine, divided by palmette vine issuing serrated cusped leaves, in a light blue border of meandering palmette and leafy floral vine between shaded yellow palmette vine and light blue panels stripes, outer zigzag and mill-pattern stripes, small areas of old repair and re-weave
20ft.4in. x 11ft.9in. (618cm. x 357cm.)
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 28 April 1992, lot 202.