Offered by: Doris Leslie Blau
306 E 61st St New York City, NY 10065 , United States Call Seller 212.586.5511

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ANTIQUE PERSIAN AFSHAR RUG

$ 9,000
  • Description
    This Afshar rug was made circa 1920. Its main field is occupied by an allover pattern of kilim motifs, embraced by a series of borders with further tribal designs, including Su Yolu (running water) or Akrep (scorpion). The color palette features blue, brown green, red and white.

    The rug was carefully hand-knotted of high-quality wool in accordance with traditional techniques by a skilled artisan. Under the condition of proper maintenance, the rug will serve its owners for generations without any signs of wear.

    Afshar is a hand-woven rug style produced by the Turkic Afshar tribe, a semi-nomadic group principally located in the mountainous areas surrounding the modern region of Iranian Azerbaijan. An additional population of Afshar tribes-people is located in the Kuchan area in Razavi Khorasan Province of Iran and city of Kerman. Carpets in the Afshar style are known for their stylized floral geometric designs, tribal artistry, and a characteristic palette of rust and blue color tones.
  • More Information
    Period: 1920-1949
    Creation Date: 1920
    Styles / Movements: Persian
    Dealer Reference #: BB7153
    Incollect Reference #: 497292
  • Dimensions
    W. 62.99 in; H. 117.72 in;
    W. 160 cm; H. 299 cm;
Message from Seller:

Founded in 1965, Doris Leslie Blau’s rug emporium is the stuff of design legends. For decades it was known as the go-to source for those seeking the best in the unusual antique and avant-garde. Now owned by Nader Bolour, to whom Doris turned over the business, the gallery has not only continued the tradition of carrying the best of antique and vintage pieces, but has also forged ahead to create unique and innovative contemporary and custom rugs as well.

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