Lot 117: AN UNUSUAL CAMEL HAIR FERAGHAN RUG, WEST PERSIA |
November 1, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the inscription reading: 'farmayesh-e hazrat-e sadr a'zam 1311' (Order of His Excellency the Grand Minister, 1894/5)
the caramel ground piled in camel hair, with chequered abrash, and unusually woven with 'lazy' lines visible on the reverse
Overall measurements: 130cm across the top, 130cm across the bottom, 185cm along left side, 187cm along right sideOverall close evenly sheered pile approximately 1mm in depth, probably near original. Flexible handle, even weave. Upper end with trimmed warp fringes secured with blanket stitch, lower end similarly. Original sidecords. Rare camel hair field, with 'lazy' lines to the reverse. An exemplary late 19th century showpiece.
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Dimensions: approximately 187 by 130cm; 6ft. 1in., 4ft. 3in.
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