28 April 2005
AN ISFAHAN SEIRAFIAN RUG
CENTRAL PERSIA, CIRCA 1950
The ivory field with scrolling arabesques issuing flowering vine terminating in split palmettes surrounding a central cusped indigo medallion of similar design, the cusped indigo spandrels similar, in a brick-red palmette vine border between ivory and indigo leafy palmette stripes, a plain oatmeal outer stripe, a signature cartouche in the kilim at one end, full pile throughout, localised spot stains, overall good condition
8ft.2in. x 5ft.3in. (248cm. x 160cm.)
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The knot count is 10H x 10V per cm. sq.
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