16 October 2003
A PART-SILK BAQIR GOLPARVAR MESHED CARPET
North East Persia, circa 1970
The dusty red field filled with dense tendrils issuing palmettes and floral sprays around a cusped indigo roundel with ice-blue centre with similar indigo spandrels containing flowering palmettes, in an indigo border of linked scrolling arabesques, flowering vine and palmettes, between similar ivory and mustard-yellow palmette and flowering vine meander stripes, plain dusty red outer stripe, broad kilim outer band with inscription panels, excellent condition
13ft.8in. x 10ft.5in. (416cm. x 317cm.)
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The signature cartouche contains solely the name of the weaver, Baqir Golparvar, without any additional words.
The weave on this carpet is of exceptional quality: knot count 13.5 vertical by 12 horizontal per cm.
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