Northwest Persian (SOLD)
3' 10" x 5' 5" Circa 1875
SHAHSAVAN CAMELHAIR, Northwest Persian
3' 10" x 5' 5"
(High-Decorative) As fresco painters, water colorists, and modern artists of Western orientation held endless fascination for undulations of color within one tonality, Persian weavers--particularly those working in tribal settings--loved to explore subtle shading. This engagingly novel rug from the Shahsavan region showcases a masterfully abrashed ground of undyed camelhair to which a rhythmic dance of petite boteh (“Seed of Life” forms) add dimension. The surprisingly colorful pattern of the borders is creatively adapted from the Caucasian weaving tradition thriving on the other side of the Aras River that separates the two Azerbaijan regions. Learn About This Rug Type