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Title:

Shahsavan Side Panel

Khamseh Tribes
NW Persia

Size:

31” x 18” (78 x 45 cm)

Circa:

1875

Cat. #:

381

Description:

The primary field component consists of ‘animal-heads’ (hooks).

 

These ‘animal-heads’ are placed within octagonal enclosures and are displayed on a diagonal.

 

The field is structured yet enlivened by the injection of brilliant and incredibly saturated color.

 

The field composition is meticulously planned and flawlessly executed.

 

There is double outlining of the octagons, boxes or rectangles intersect the octagonal enclosures, and each box/rectangle is colorful decorated.

 

Each ‘animal-head’ medallion center is solid, without an interior secondary motif.

 

There is, additionally, an absence of any vestiges of ‘horns’ and eyes’ which are present in the naturalistic versions of the ‘animal-head’.

 

They differ from, but are clearly based on, the ancient prototype.

 

In sharp contrast with the highly organized field composition the border elements of white cotton are free-flowing, spontaneous and have a wonderful tribal quality.

 

The disparate styles between border and field are successfully integrated by the skillful use of the same white cotton.

 

Condition:

Excellent. There is no surface wear or damage. The weaving has been professionally washed and is clean.

Structure:

Sumak (soumac).

Handle:

Moderately firm.

Price:

$2,500 (currency converter)

 
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