10 April 2008
A QASHQAI 'MILLEFLEURS' PRAYER RUG
SOUTH PERSIA, CIRCA 1880
One small reweave otherwise very good condition
6ft. x 4ft.3in. (183cm. x 130cm.)
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Two virtually identical examples were sold in these Rooms, 15 October, 1987, lot 59 and 14 April, 1988, lot 36. A further example of a Qashqai 'millefleurs' prayer rug can be found in this sale, lot 98.
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