24 April 1997
AN INSCRIBED BAKHTIARI RUG
WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1920
The yellow field with overall angular palmette and flowering vine with a palmette in each corner, the linked shaded blue spandrels similar, in an ivory border of palmette and angular flowerhead vine between brick-red similar stripes, outer mill-pattern and an ivory inscription stripe at one end
5ft.11in. x 4ft.6in. (180cm. x 137cm.)
From a private Persian collection, see lot 466.
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The inscription reads 'The work of the Bakhtiari for Hajji Khrosraw Khan'.
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