Thursday, July 20th 2017 @ 8:03pm EDT
An antique Persian Bakhtiari wool area rug. This vivid rug, possibly from Shalamzar village, is hand-knotted in a markedly abrashed palette of cornsilk, cranberry, and azure. It features a crisply rendered tree-and-vase design beginning with a large vase depicted at each end of a cornsilk field. Growing out of the vase (at one end only) are two tree trunks, which branch throughout the field, supporting a variety of palmettes, as well as flowers, leaves, and clusters of fruit. Spandrels are grounded in cranberry, featuring large pomegranate pods with sprouts extending into the field. Framing the field are three wide borders, two if which are grounded in cranberry, while the primary border is grounded in cornsilk; all feature detailed meandering floral patterns. Selvedges are overcast, the rug finishing at either end with tan wool warp fringe. Unlabeled.
- to fair; there is a hole and tear from the selvedge through the primary border; fraying to selvedges; wear to pile with some balding; there is at least one area of repair visible on the reverse; stitching at fringe ends indicates repair; colors remain strong.
52.0" W x 0.25" H x 76.0" D
- approximately 4.4’ W x 6.4’ D.