28 April 2005
A PART-SILK KIRMAN RUG
SOUTH EAST PERSIA, CIRCA 1890
The indigo field with scrolling leafy branches issuing floral sprays and palmettes with perching birds surrounding a roundel depicting Ahmad Shad between a decorative stylised column on either side supporting a wine-red mihrab filled with stylised boteh and flowering vine, the part ivory pictorial spandrels below and a pictorial cross-panel above containing an inscription cartouche, in an indigo animal, portrait roundel and flowering vine border between wine-red floral meander stripes and a repetitive linked leaf outer stripe, full pile throughout, overall excellent condition
7ft.1in. x 4ft.6in. (216cm. x 137cm.)
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The signature cartouche translates: "the work of master (weaver) Akbar"
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