25 April 2002
A QASHQAI CARPET
South Persia, circa 1890
The shaded brown and blue field with angular leafy vine around a central multiple striped diamond panel containing a serrated brick-red medallion with pendants enclosing an ivory centrepiece, the brick-red stepped spandrels similar, in a shaded medium-blue border with stylised palmettes and angular vine between ivory and red floral meander stripes, chequered band at each end, long fringe, localised wear
13ft.10in. x 9ft.10in. (422cm. x 299cm.)
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