Lot 123: AN UNUSUALLY FINE AND SMALL KASHAN SILK AND METAL-THREAD SOUF PRAYER RUG, CENTRAL PERSIA |
November 1, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Knot Density: V: 10/cm; H: 10/cm
Overall measurements: 103cm across the top, 103cm across the bottom, 135cm along left side, 138cm along right side Pile in very good condition approximately 2mm in depth. Original side and end finishes. Some crease lines in the metal-thread ground, would probably benefit from a professional conservative clean. Very unusual to find a piece on this scale and this finely woven.
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Provenance: Reputedly to have been in the Collection of His Highness Bhupinder Singh, Maharajah of Patiala
Dimensions: approximately 138 by 103cm; 4ft. 6in., 3ft. 4in.
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