28 April 2005
A PART-SILK TEHRAN CARPET
SIGNED BY ASGHAR, NORTH PERSIA, DATED AH 1317/1899-1900 AD
The blackcurrant-red field with an overall palmette, cloudband and linked scrolling flowering vine design with silk highlights within a golden yellow stylised inscription cartouche frame with a dated cartouche at one end, in a bottle-green scrolling vine and entwined cloudband border with delicate flowering palemtte vine, in a blackcurrant-red linked cloudband and flowering vine stripe, overall good condition
10ft.3in. x 7ft.3in. (313cm. x 220cm.)
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The inscription reads; 'Ustad (master [weaver]) Asghar, Tehran.
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