12 October 2000
A LARGE QASHQAI CARPET
SOUTH WEST PERSIA, DATED AH 1339/1920-21 AD
The shaded indigo field with overall herati pattern around columns of bold polychrome flowerheads and stepped diamond panels containing boteh and rosette centrepieces issuing flowering vine, inscription panel at one end, in a shaded brick-red border of rosette and angular vine meander between ivory floral meander and barber-pole stripes, ends rewoven, small repairs
20ft. x 12ft.8in. (609cm. x 387cm.)
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The inscription in the field states that this carpet made to the order of the workshop of 'Ali Baba, 1339, the work of 'Ali Qasim.
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