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Central Persian Antique Rug
3' 8" x 7' 2" (112cm x 218cm) 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
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AFSHAR CAMELHAIR, Central Persian
3' 8" x 7' 2"
112cm x 218cm
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
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("New Arrivals Gallery") Offering breathtaking artistry and an infectious sense of graciousness, this consummately crafted South Persia tribal rug uses the repeating boteh, a beloved tribal motif symbolizing the potential for growth, to festive effect. It offers an inviting palette of azure, soft sky blues, and time-softened terracotta tones that are delightfully enhanced by a shimmering golden camelhair field, a material that is very rarely found in South Persian rugs. Whimsical stripes across each boteh create a joyous rhythm in the field, while a complex color arrangement enlivens the repeating polygonal pattern of the main border. Its wonderful condition is yet another allure. The very finest, early antique Afshar rugs such as this are cherished by collectors for their seamless marriage of complexity and improvisation.
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