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Northwest Persian Antique Rug
5' 6" x 7' 3" (168cm x 221cm) 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(Connoisseur-Caliber - Investment Level)
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NORTHWEST, Northwest Persian
5' 6" x 7' 3"
168cm x 221cm
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
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This singular, captivatingly cheerful art rug provides a crystal-clear window to the richly diverse tapestry of weaving traditions from 19th-century Northwest Persia. At least eight Trees of Life present abstract blossoms, like labarum bearing Calderesque mobiles on the march. The nighttime indigo ground perfectly amplifies the dazzling skill required to translate the plant-derived dyes into a ravishingly fluorescent palette, including a seldom-seen pistachio green, peach, fiery carnelian, and cerulean. Its wool is of excellent quality, providing a soft textural surface and deep absorption of the natural dyestuffs for lanolin-rich fibers to reflect light like gemstones. Surrounding this eye-catching assemblage is a graphic series of borders adorned with an ultra-abstract dragon motif paralleled by cubist vine meanders. This unique collector's rug, in its very rarely seen, unusually wide format, is in fabulous, heavier pile condition.
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