Herat Antique Oriental Rugs










FLATWEAVES

Title:
Shahsavan Panel
Central Azarbayjan
Size:

23” x 23”
(58 x 58 cm)

Circa:
1875
Cat. #:
385
Description:

The principal design element in the three primary field panels is an 'opposed motif'.

It consists of two halves which are identical but reversed; in essence, each half mirrors the other half.

The technique of 'mirror halves' is one frequently seen in Islamic art.

Here, its significance is the manner in which this basic form is utilized.

Employing this element as a compositional foundation, the weaver possessed sufficient skill and experience to create an extremely rare, complex and imaginative field design.

Design unity and balance is achieved with a limited yet effective use of white cotton.

The clear, deeply saturated colors are from natural dye sources.

Condition:

There is loss around the perimeter of the piece. The surface condition is excellent.

Structure:
Sumac
 
Handle:
Moderately supple but with a substantial feel.
Price:

$2,000 plus shipping. (currency converter)

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