3' 7" x 6' 3" Late 19th Century
NORTHWEST CAMELHAIR, Northwest Persian
3' 7" x 6' 3"
Late 19th Century
(Connoisseur-Caliber) This one-of-a-kind nomad rug, woven over 100 years ago by either Kurdish or Shahsavan tribes people in the expansive wilderness territory of Northwest Persia is a well preserved example of the regionís elemental weaving aesthetic. It presents a simple, powerful suite of tribal medallions, uniquely expressed, that reveal influences from the Caucasus weavings to the north. In this antique geometric carpet, a set of two colorful checkerboard diamonds alternates with three hexagonal shields, each holding a central starflower surrounded by latch hooks. The addition of four pairs of enigmatic blossoms complete the field design meant to emphasize the prized camelhair reserve of this stunning antique Persian art carpet. Learn About This Rug Type