AFSHAR NIRIZ, Southeast Persian
4' 2" x 5' 5"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(“FALL/WINTER 2018-19 PRINT CATALOG", p. 11)
Signaling its rarity, eschewing its tribal red and blue tradition is the luminously transcendent apricot and gold color combination in this exceptional piece. An early and well preserved example of the finest of Afshar weaving, this gracious tactile piece has a handkerchief handle, so supple is its construction. Framing the overall traditional field pattern of exquisitely drawn alternating boteh and tiny tree forms, a wide additional apricot inner border is an inspired, never-seen-before technique for balancing the generous ornamentation of this elegant geometric tribal rug. Soome clients prefer the angularity of the most refined tribal rugs to the floral rugs with similarly dense weaves.
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